Now that Sam’s Club is the closest “grocery” store to our house, I foresee many successful bulk shopping trips. In talking to my coworkers over the past few weeks about the new Sam’s, everyone falls into two decided camps: a love of all things bulk and a few noted ones who won’t shop at Sam’s because their families would consume/use up all the purchases more quickly.
Except for a complete decimation of a bag of Hershey’s mini candies, we are usually very good at parceling out our purchases. Except when I attack the olives (which we forgot to get again last night, darn) or pickles.
We buy the big container of Sam’s brand Jelly Belly-style jelly beans and divide them into single-serving baggies. We do the same thing with other snacks.
But our absolute favorite (if you couldn’t tell from yesterday’s FMF post), is to eat at the Sam’s cafe area. A huge (very filling) hot dog with all of the toppings and drink that’s refillable as you travel throughout the store for $1.70. A huge slice of pizza equal to two-three regular size slices and a drink for not much more. Pretzels for a fraction of the Auntie Anne’s price. Soft-serve in a chocolate flavor that makes me willing to risk dairy discomfort at a price that puts TCBY or Baskin Robbins (much less Orange Leaf or Cold Stone) to shame.
Right now (and I hope this remains true), their milk is cheaper than most stores can offer even on sale (including it’s slightly evil counterpart Walmart who insists on milk at over $4 a gallon). Of course, we’ve had to go fridge diving for the 2%, but that’s just part of the fun. We’ve also found it easier to procure orange juice there. And a quart of half-and-half is the same price I paid for a pint at Target.
But enough of that. Here’s what’s up with the deals this week (Kroger and Albertson’s):
pork loin half $1.88/pound
plums 98 cents/pound
raspberries, 6 ounce package 97 cents
p$$t granulated sugar, 4 pounds $1.67
Kroger cheese, 1 pound 2/$7
Capri Sun 98 cents each wyb 5
gala apples 99 cents/pound (Friday-Monday)
Prego Pasta Sauce $1.49 each wyb 6
Coke 2 L 88 cents wyb 6
Essential Everyday Pasta 79 cents wyb 6
What are your best deals for the week?