Still, when WF offered a Living Social voucher last month, I snapped it up in a hurry! Even with generally higher prices, I was sure I could get some value from spending $10 for $20 worth of groceries, especially since I’d picked up their monthly newsletter when I was touring the Little Rock store earlier this month and found coupons in there for products I use! Plus, Attune Foods had provided some coupons for free products via the local Fitbloggin’ Meetup last summer, and I wanted to see if WF had a better selection than Kroger.
With all that in mind, I set off, shopping list in hand, to see how far my $20 voucher and fistful of coupons would take me:
Here’s the breakdown:
Oh no! I went over my budget! The extreme couponers from television would be so disappointed in me. Stupid salad dressing! It was the only impulse purchase. Well, it wasn’t an impulse, exactly. I had planned to buy it at Kroger later, but since it was only $0.30 higher at WF, I decided to get it so I could have it with my salad last night.
Overall, not bad. Without the voucher, I probably would have bought the chia seeds and the pumpkin pie spice only and I would have missed out on the good coupons. I need to remember to pick up the booklet when I’m in the area.
Before I end this fascinating peek at my grocery happenings, I’ll share something I overheard while waiting in line. A woman was telling the cashier, “Oh, I only buy organic. That way I’m sure there are no pesticides.” I’ve heard that sentiment over the years, in various forms, and it always makes me grit my teeth. Organic doesn’t mean pesticide-free, especially if it’s from a mass-production operation. In fact, I read a well-written article the other day on the myths surrounding organic foods. I didn’t necessarily agree with all of the author’s observations, but there were some good points in it that made it a worthwhile read.
Well, as usual, I’ve gone on forever about nothing remarkable. I may crown myself the Seinfeld of blogging!
With that, I’m off to cheer on the Cardinals. Am I the only person in this crowd watching the World Series?