Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Specials strike again

I dropped into the supermarket this morning to pick up milk and a couple of bottles of fizzy water.
Look at what I ended up carting home (above)!
Yep, my special fetish has reared its ugly head yet again.
I love a bargain. And this morning, there were plenty of temptations.
Steak, from the butcher we like, $7 off. We're having a barbie tonight, so that went into the trolley.
Then I spotted some bones for the dogs. They deserve a treat, so I snapped them up too.
I dutifully piled in the water and milk. Then added fresh bread rolls for the snags tonight. Oh, then croissants were reduced. Chase loves them with ham and cheese for breakfast, so I tossed them in.
Quiches, less than half price. I grab two, one for the fridge, one for the freezer. They're great when friends or family drop in unexpectedly for lunch.
A ham and pineapple pizza - Chase's favourite - for $3.50. That will be great for school lunch tomorrow.
Then tofu, mince, hair conditioner, and broccoli, all drastically reduced. Then remembered we were out of apples, so I grabbed a few of those.
Finally, at the checkout, I noticed Woman's Day magazine (who I used to write for) had a bonus bag of freebie samples. So of course, I had to add that too.
So $77 later, here we are.
It's lucky we don't run out of milk and fizzy water very often!
So am I sucker for specials, or have I actually saved money here?
The supermarket's slogan is 'You'll Love Coles'. But right now, I'm not sure whether I should love them or hate them!


LaDawn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Love yours and will be back. You make me laugh.

Kate said...

LOL My DH does that too - he goes to the shop for a newspaper and comes back with 3 bags of bargains. To be fair, it's not always stuff we needed but it's worth having.

Thanks for dropping by my family history blog!

Bronnie said...

ladawn - glad you get a laugh from my shortcomings!
kate - I'm glad I'm not alone. I think I got my fetish special from my Dad - that's my excuse, anyway!

Heather (A Mama's Blog) said...

That happens to me all the time as well. Went to the store to get chicken from the deli, and ended up buying $50 in groceries- all bargains of course. That is why I need to stick to my list. :-)

Bronnie said...

Lists are over-rated. Shopping by the seat of your pants is the key (though not great for the wallet). I tell my husband: But look how much money I've saved! And he says: But how much did you spend to save it?