UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (18) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: SeattlePioneer Big funky green star, 20000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 883688  
Subject: Re: Why we buy what we don't need or even want Date: 3/12/2002 11:44 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 4
<<Is this really true? I thought I had seen sales where if you only bought one, you would get the regular price?

>>



Sometimes yes, sometimes no.


Over the weekend, Safeway had a two-fer sale on ten pound sacks of potatoes --- even ten pounds is something of a stretch for a bachelor to consumer. But the sale actualy permitted purchase of one bag at the sale price of $1.49 or so, so I bought.


Yesterday, I shopped for another such special, but they required purchase of two to get the sale price, so I left that item with the cashier to reshelve.


I had to buy two gallons of milk to get a $2/gallon price, so now I'm looking for ways to work more milk into my diet than I usually do ---probably worthwhile by itself. Last night I made up a quart of chocolate milk from cocoa, and coffeecake fromscratch. A couple of days into that purchase and I've used a half gallon.

And did I tell you about the five pounds of sugar on sale for 99¢? A half dozen bags of sugar line my pantry now.

I just love grocery store loss leaders! I think it's a substitute for hunting animals for food.



Seattle Pioneer






Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (18) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement