Okay, who DOESN'T love a great bargain? I do, that's for sure! Which is why I did what I did just 2 short days ago.
I went to Walmart with my short list, and of all places, they had a cereal sale in front of the vitamins/cold meds/etc.-the complete opposite side of the grocery section of the store!
A ten ounce bag of Malt-O-Meal cereal was a buck. Just one dollar. The boxes you buy only LOOK much bigger, but they're not! So, with my cereal-loving husband, who eats a bowl of cereal like Lay's Chips-you can't eat just one!-I thought this to be a great opportunity to stock up.
So, guess what I did? Yep! You guessed it! I filled my cart with 34 bags of cereal. I mean, really! If you paid for the regular bags/boxes across the store, you would have spent that much on about 10 boxes of cereal! I even went over to the regular cereal aisle and CHECKED to make sure I was getting a bargain! And it's a good thing I had it right-I would have felt really stupid going back to the meds section and setting all the other goodies I found on top of one HUGE box of cereal, so that I could get to the cereal and RE-STOCK it in another one of their HUGE sale boxes, and then put my other goodies back in my cart. If it wasn't a bargain, I wasn't getting it!
So anyway! I must admit-I embarrassed myself just a little. I did consider checking out first thing with just the cereal, putting it in my car, and then coming back in to buy my other groceries and things I needed. But the Walmart man(the one with the very blond hair that works in sporting goods) convinced me it was A-O-K!
So I walked up and down the aisles of Walmart with my cart filled nearly to the top with cereal, and finally felt better once I explained to friends that I ran into that it was a really great deal, and told others about the great deal in front of the meds section, and then finally covering all of the cereal up with other foods. Had I not done that, they all might start wondering if I'm expecting again, and having a TERRIBLE craving for Shredded Wheat and Cinnamon Toasters! Either that, or I might be having the army over for breakfast!
So anyway! Amber got over her embarrassment, and I laughed and made excuses to everyone while in the check-out line(yep, the two couples behind me DID change check-out aisles!), and we made our merry way home to hide the majority of the stuff.
I think I made one tiny mistake. What was I thinking when I only grabbed one gallon of milk???