Wednesday, September 05, 2012
seal of approval
Being as how I'm always actively soliciting Catboxette's seal of approval when it comes to shopping wisely and maintaining fiscal prudence, I stalked the grocery aisles of my local Target store today, bargain hunting like an old geezer. I don't actually think of myself as a geezer, but the facts are, I'm not getting any younger, I'm retired, and living on a fixed income.
What I tended to find was stuff costing a little less than two bucks that's usually a little over that amount in supermarkets: soda crackers, brownie mix, even Progresso bread crumbs™ were only $2.04. It was kind of like small-stakes gambling; save a few nickels here and there, and then blow it all on a loaf of sourdough bread! Oh well, hadda have it.
I did pretty well, though, until I got to the register, because today is nicotine patch day, and they're almost 30 bucks. Seems like it's always either medications or recreational drugs that bust the bank, and it's getting harder and harder to tell the difference between the 2.