Saturday, March 25, 2006

Nice day to sit inside and dream

Saturday and a nice rainy one, for sitting inside and contemplating. Glad I did my shopping yesterday.

Sav-Mart is an interesting place to shop. I guess each store has its "gimmicks", and Sav-Mart's is that it has two prices for everything: "Regular Price" and "Sale" price.  (Since it is always on "sale" doesn't that make it the "regular" price?)

Then at check out you are given three totals: the regular total, the price you pay today, and the amount you have saved by shopping today, you lucky stiff.

Anyway, yesterday I paid these "sale" prices for a few familiar items.

One banana... sale price   30 cents

One huge grapefruit.. sale price... $1.50 (and worth it)

One normal grapefruit sale price     .99 (also worth it)

One small avocado sale price  .50  (bargain)

Altogether I bought about nineteen dollars worth of stuff, mostly containing vitamin C for cold fighting purposes.  By spending $19,  I "saved"  $ 5.12, or, as also printed on my receipt... 22%.

Hooray for the "gimmick" sales prices at Sav-Mart.

7 comments:

bamawmn46 said...

I wish I could find avaocados for 50 cents each....  I love 'em!!
Jackie

jckfrstross said...

wow great deals :)

Deb

plittle said...

Gotta love those "the more you spend the more you save" gimmicks. Let's be honest. The more you spend, the more you spend.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

garnett109 said...

Price Chopper here Gives you 2 for 1 and jacks up the price at the equvilant of 2!

plieck30 said...

Don't you think they all think we fell off the turnip truck yesterday? The gimmicks they play these days. Paula

nyboots said...

Id go just for the avocados,they're 2 for $3 in NY and I love em!!
Ginger

mtrib2 said...

Glad you had a good bargain hunting experience.    mark