Yesterday I went in to Safeway with a list of items we needed. We have another week before our big monthly Costco trip and we were already out of milk, cereal, cheese, cookie dough… You know, the usual gone-in-the-blink-of-an-eye items.
Anyway, yesterday I was excited to see that our kiddos’ favorite cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios, was on sale – big time! The large box, which normally retails for $6.49, was only $2.99. (I think that beats out Costco prices!) So, watch your local weekly ads and flyers, and shop the sales.
Now, I know that Safeway is not always the best place to shop, but when items that we would normally purchase are buy one, get one free, you can’t beat the savings, especially when shopping for a large family. Even for small families, shopping this way can save you a whole lot of money in the long run.
One word of caution: Don’t buy what you don’t need, even if it’s on sale! It’s easy to fall in to the trap to impulse shop when lots of items are buy one, get one free. Stick with your list and you’ll save.