Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Strangely, there ARE Bargains at the Supermarket

I rant and rave about grocery prices, but I don't hate supermarkets. They have made shopping very convenient. I can still remember having to go to the bakery for bread, the green grocer for for fruits and veg, and the butcher for meat. Now, it's one stop shopping. And, if you are paying attention, there are still bargains to be had. Our local Wal-Mart, for example, marks down meat early Saturday mornings for those packages that are getting close to sell by date. Brittan and I have picked up some fantastic deals on beef, pork and chicken. We take them home and get them right into the freezer. Our Kroger store has a 'day old' bread bin where we've gotten hamburger and hot dog buns for half price. Again, straight to the freezer. They also have a 10 for $10 sale from time to time. We've found some great buys at those. We only buy things we would be using anyway, so it becomes a bargain. Publix has a 2 for 1 bargain bin. That one takes a little more work for us because they don't often have the things we would use, but once in a while something we need is there. But one of my sisters finds deals on lots of things there, so for her its a jackpot.

The simple point is, there are bargains all around us. We just need to ask around and keep our eyes and ears open. Supermarkets aren't the enemy.