Most of you know by now that I am a loyal SuperTarget shopper. Just hearing their new holiday commercial sing “Simply having a wonderful Christmas time” makes me feel all warm inside. And, right at home. I buy most everything there – from groceries to Rachael Ray’s cutsie mixing bowls – it’s all there. Underneath the bullseye.
When my Georgia gals were out celebrating the wonders of the MAC counter with me, Sharon informed me that I was spending way too much on groceries shopping at my home away from home. Apparently, I listeneth not.
“CREST!” They exclaimed, as though they were sharing the redemptive power of Jesus Christ. Cindy even went as far as to tell me that there was deliverance for me. And, Robin has raised like 29 children, okay 7, so she knows all about saving money. Thank you, Sisters. I have seen the light.
Yesterday, I walked into Crest Foods [Oklahoma owned & operated with self-proclaimed “Rock Bottom Prices.”] The entire experience was nothing less than perfect. Anna was angelic. ANGELIC. The food variety was plentiful. And those prices – oh, those prices – were rock bottom.
I came across the turkeys. Then, just like most days, I called my mom.
“Mom, when do I buy my turkey?”
After she laughed at me, she answered, “Well, if you buy it today, buy it frozen.”
“Mom, I’m shopping at this really great grocery store with really great prices. Turkeys are only 99 cents per pound!”
“Glo-ree!” She shouted.
Not really. She didn’t shout glo-ree. She didn’t even shout. But, I could tell she was proud. Oh, she was so very proud of her money-saving daughter.
I loaded up people. LOADED UP people. Can I get a whoop whoop?
No. Don’t give me that. That is so tacky.
Sean Fields helped me load my groceries in the car. No, no. I don’t know Sean. I just didn’t have any cash to tip him, so I wrote him a check. Classic.
Later in the day, I was talking to Sharon. I told her about my rock bottom prices and how Cindy Beall had told me I was spending way too much money on food at SuperTarget.
“I TOLD YOU THAT ALREADY! BUT, OH, WHEN CINDY BEALL TELLS YOU SOMETHING, YOU’LL BELIEVE HER.” She said, but not in all caps. That’s just me exaggerating to make the story seem bigger than it really is.
Can you imagine me exaggerating to make a story seem grander?
I can’t promise I still won’t grab my cute red eco-friendly shopping bags and trek back to my homeland known as SuperTarget. I will. Just like Starbuck’s seasonal Peppermint Hot Chocolate, I gotta have it. But, I will make a better effort in saving the pennies. My grandfather always said (and yours probably did, too): “Take care of those pennies, and the dollars will take care of themselves.”
Have you found any great deals lately?
In what areas do you save money?