I had so much fun this morning.
Our local Albertson’s store is going out of business, and the other day I heard the store manager whisper to an employee that today they would be marking almost everything down to 75% off.
And it was true!!!
If you don’t run into me at the grocery store for the next couple months, this is why.
Steve, Evelyn, and I filled 3 shopping carts. We knew they were going out of business and had decided to save up our money for the occasion- that and we’re pretty happy with the income tax refund we’re getting this year. Steve had to take Evelyn and I home and then drive back to pick up the rest of our groceries because they wouldn’t all fit in the car. We spent 3 hours filling our carts with food storage, things we use all the time, and a few things that would be considered luxury items- things we’ve always wanted to try but were too pricey (Steve bought caviar, I bought lemon curd…). I nearly filled an entire cart just in the baking aisle. It will be a lot of years before I need to buy chocolate chips, salt, sweetened condensed milk, or baking powder again.
Take a look at our living room when we got everything unloaded from the car:
I can’t comprehend ever needing to buy cream of chicken soup ever again. Or hemorrhoid cream. Besides what you see above is everything that went in the fridge or freezer, we put those away before I got pictures. We also got a few cases of diapers that didn’t make it in the picture. $2 for a package of newborn diapers- I know too many pregnant people to pass up that deal!
In fact, when we got home we realized just how much we had stuffed in our car:
Okay, well that probably isn’t why my tire went flat, but still… (I sure hope I didn’t drive all the way home from Yakima on a flat tire last night.)
A more accurate picture of what 3 carts worth of groceries looks like is this:
So, how much did we save?
Just a measly $1,473.38. No big deal.
It was quite a rush, we had a fun time. I’m going to do my best not to go back, though. We’ve been fairly creative at coming up with places to store food, but even we have limits.