Tuesday, May 29, 2012

That's what I call A DEAL!

The grocery store is a chore.  Hey, that rhymes!

I perform this grocery shopping chore more than twice a week.  That is partly because having a plant based diet means you have to keep buying fresh.  But it's also because I shop loss leaders and I will make a trip just for a deal. ( Not always, but most of the time.)

This afternoon after work I zipped on up to the store.  First of all, the parking lot was sparse.  That's a good sign.   It's challenging enough to read labels and compare prices and remember everything on your list.   Having to weave and dodge and elbow people wait for people to get out of your way just makes it worse.

Look at the deals I discovered.

Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Strawberries.  PERFECT for smoothies.  Ironman and Dancer Girl both enjoy strawberries frozen.  Crazy kids.  Scroll down and check out that price!!

I KNOW!!!  Isn't that incredible?  I was shocked.  In fact, I stood there and matched the UPC code just to make positively sure this was the right price.  I bought 8 packages.  I did not clear the shelf. There were probably 20 more left in the freezer case.  

In the same freezer case, boxes of Van's whole grain organic waffles were also .25.  I didn't take a photo of those for some reason.  By the way, sorry for the iPhone photos.  It was all I had.

On to the next deal.  Do you know how many times I run my dishwasher a day?  I know at the very least once.  But on the weekends when all 3 kids are home plus Ironman?  It's easy to run it 3 times.  That's a lot of dishwasher detergent.  This mega pack of 
60 finish tabs was in the clearance rack at the end of the aisle way back by the juices.  Check out the price below

Woop Woop!  Drop a $1.00 coupon on top of this price and you get yourself a sweet deal!  I think it was marked down because the box was torn.  Like I care about a torn box.   Geez

I love a good deal.

These deals made paying full price for a few other things I bought a little easier.

In other news, today was my last full day of school.  The walls are bare, chairs are stacked.  I cleaned and sorted today.  I had seven children arrive and they were quiet and content.  All in all it was a good day.

Tomorrow school dismisses at noon.  It will be the final day of classes for students.
Thursday is a teacher inservice day until noon.  I am hoping to be finished with all required work and able to leave at least a few minutes early.  It's I.T.'s girl's 18th birthday.  She asked for a cheesecake and a few new items from J. Crew.  We are ready to celebrate!

See you tomorrow.


  1. Wow! So jealous about those prices...especially the frozen strawberries! I'm with Ironman and Dancer Girl, they are so good frozen! And in smoothies :)

    1. I've never seen them priced like that. Maybe the clearance refers to the size of the bag. (10 oz) I seriously wanted to clear the shelf but I didn't want to embarrass myself! And yes, frozen strawberries and vanilla soy milk.......... blend............ great!

  2. Great deals! I really need to learn to be a better shopper. Our grocery bill is huge, and the kids are still small. What will it be like when they're teenagers? Yikes!