Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's official...

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


  1. I'm a total grocery nerd! Most of my facebook friends post about their kids, and I post about my grocery trips lol!

  2. I am a coupon nerd! :) 50 boxes of cereal, 16 gallons of milk, 7 bags of M&Ms, 2 packages of cookies and a $50 mail-in rebate all for $39.75! That was yesterdays trip to Albertsons! :) That is aGREAT price on organic strawberries, I'm jealous!

  3. Yeah! A fellow grocery nerd! On Friday Fred Meyer's had Challenge butter 2 boxes for $6.00. Next to them were coupons for $.75 off. I scored six cartons of butter for $2.25 each.

  4. That is a great price for strawberries. We picked strawberries yesterday at a local u-pick farm. Paid $1.50/lb, but they aren't organic.

  5. ahhh awesome strawberries! Our Kroger doesn't even have org. strawberries yet and when they do they're never cheaper than 2/$5


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