“Big” Savings Really Just Lead To Big Pains

Its a joke.  Each week we get the weekly circular from each of the grocery store chains competing for our hard earned cash. While in general, each store has their positives (AND fair share of negatives), they viciously attempt to gain our attention with weekly specials.

fed up with each week's food "deals"

Yes we are extremely grateful for half priced mangos and discounted yogurt that is about to go past their expiration date; BUT spending each week going through circulars to carfull plan our weekend grocery trip is nerve racking.  I am fed up with spending half my Saturday browsing though endless pages of “deals” to try and figure out which shop to pass by. We get stuck in these delimas where we try to compare what value is better: Should we go to chain A because cornflakes are being significantly discounted, or do we go to chain B where for every 6 bags of chips you get a 7th one free????

Then there is all the fine print you have to carefully scan…one deal is only good for the 12.5 ounce size, not the 12.6 size. Another “bargain” gets you a free roll of TP only after you spent two hundred dollars on produce. Its crazy. More rules and knowledge of legal terms is required to go grocery shopping then to understand the U.S. constitution.

What ends up happening is we just make a list of what each shop has that we think is that week’s “steal.” We then wake up extra early to pass by each store, sometimes 3-4 in a single day, just so that we benefit as much as possible.

And what do we get from all this craziness…a few cents saved and plenty of headaches.

Oh. And, it pisses me off how much paper is wasted on those stupid circulars…


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Author:Mr. Fed Up

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