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Mar 26, 2005 - Food    No Comments

Grocery Shopping

I hate grocery shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love food and cooking and reading about food. But I hate the grocery store for two reasons: it’s always crowded and everything costs so much.

Michael said last night, “I have never seen the cupboard so empty.” He had a can of corn and a couple slices of homemade banana bread for a snack. That’s sad. So off to Meijer we went today. I had a small list on a Xmas notepad. There were some basics (butter, cream, eggs, chicken, lettuce) and some extravagances (wine, low carb bread, bubble bath). I found some good deals. Buy six cans of vegetables, get six free. Chicken breast was $1.00 a pound if you bought the family size pack. A lady approached us and asked if we want to sign up for a Meijer credit card. Even if we didn’t get approved we’d still get 15% off general merchandise and 5% off groceries. I encouraged Michael to sign up just to get the discount.

I was surprised when the lady came back to tell him that he was approved for the credit card. So we didn’t have to pay for our groceries today. We put it on the card and can pay it off in a month or two. Good thing since I quit my job and have no source of income right now. Read more »