I am a grocery nerd! I get totally excited about great food purchases. This weekend I did my big monthly grocery shopping trip to three local grocery stores and made a Sam's run, and came out $4 under my projected total! One of my stores, Hy-Vee, was having a big two day sale on a few items that I regularly purchase: shredded cheese (Kraft, $1.25 for 8 oz. bag) and strawberries (2 pounds for $2.18). For strawberries in particular, that is a good price this time of year, so I put it on my list. When I got to the store last night, they had already sold out of the two pound clamshells and were offering 2-1 pound clamshells instead (limit 2). No problem, I picked out two packs and put them in my cart.
It was only when I put them up on the belt at the checkout that I realized I had picked up organic strawberries. I asked the checker to price check them, because my budget couldn't handle the $3.99 that the organic ones were selling for. Nope, they were $1.09 each (no wonder they were limit 2). I went ahead and paid for them, but was so excited about my great luck that I went back in and bought 2 more to freeze! Woo-hoo! I now have two-and-a-half pounds of organic strawberries washed, sliced and flash freezing as we speak. I cut the others up to eat for breakfast and send in lunches tomorrow. Very few people I know get this excited about getting a good price on anything, much less groceries. I just had to share.
What's the best food deal you've picked up lately? I love talking about food deals! LOL