Friday, July 8, 2011
Thrift Store Shopping
During my travels today, I stopped into a couple of Thrift stores looking for a white dress shirt for my son (you would think a plain white dress shirt would be easy to find, but it's not!).
Anyway I saw where a Discount (Salvage) Grocery store had opened in the same shopping center, so went in to check it out. Before I discovered couponing (the right way), I used to shop alot at salvage/discount grocery stores. Dented cans bother me not.
The only reason I stopped was because, using overage and profit, I can actually get most of my food for even less than at these salvage stores.
First thing when I walk in the door, the lady at the register hollers "Free yogurt today! Take a whole case!"
Well, I didn't feel right taking free yogurt and not buying anything, so I looked around and found some things that I don't usually get using coupons, and were a good price: the refried beans and sliced pears were .50, the cherry pie filling was .39, the chick-n-dumplin were .99, the Beenie-weenies .35, and the Shortbread pie shells .49 each.
My total cost was $5.25.
I lost my receipt, so don't know how much of that was tax. (I guess I could add it up if I was really worried about it.)
When I put my things on the counter and went for the yogurt, she said "Get all you want!" so since there was cherry and blueberry, I got one of each.
I told her I would have gotten two more, but didn't want to seem greedy. She said "Get 'em!" So I got two more cases, one of each kind.
Apparently the big deal is that some of them expired yesterday, and some today. No big deal to me, I know things don't *magically* go bad on The Expiration Date, but are still good for awhile longer. Between us, my Mom, my son's gf, J's cousins and his partner at work, these will be scarfed down pretty fast.
They are called something like Fage Unbelievably Thick Yogurt, or something like that. I thought I heard people say Fage was good yogurt.
On down the road I passed a sign that read "The Attic Everything is Free". I'm not sure what kind of store it was, but who cares, everything was free! Why didn't I turn around and go back?! What kind of deal shopper just passes right on by a sign that says everything is free, I ask ya?!