Every week, I check the circular for my local grocery store online. Typically, I find around three sale items I’m interested in. I do try to shop with the sales, but only buy items I would normally buy. And when things are on sale, I definitely do my best to stock up.
This week, after I finished going through the circular, I had over ten items on my list. It seemed like there were a number of things on sale. And weird sale combinations as well. I’m not sure if this is due to the time of year or the economy if it’s just a random happenstance. Maybe it’s something I noticed because the items on sale were items I buy.
For example, Lean Cuisine frozen meals are a staple in my freezer. I prefer to take leftovers or a sandwich for lunch, but grab a Lean Cuisine at least once a week rather than end up eating out. Typically, they are sale priced at 4 for $10, or $2.50 each. Paired with a coupon, it’s not a bad deal. This week, they were on sale at 6 for $12, or $2 each. Additionally, if you bought six, you got a package of Skinny Cow ice cream treats (something I enjoy, but very rarely buy in order to save money) for free.
Clearly, I took advantage of this sale. As well as a few others. While checking out, I expected to be spending a significantly higher amount than normal, just because I did stock up a bit. According to my receipt, I saved nearly as much as I spent.
I don’t know the reasons that things are going on sale like this, but I’m not about to complain.
(Plus, if some of the news reports are to be believed, I should be stocking up on groceries before Inauguration weekend. Alcohol I can see, but food? Seriously?)