No wonder it wasn’t crowded at Walmart . . I thought today was Saturday and it isn’t plus we were there before 8 a.m.
This morning I was cross stitching. Oscar was happily playing and not being destructive. Vince came downstairs and asked if I wanted to go to Walmart with him. Decisions, decisions! Do I say “No. You go without me” and risk him coming home with 40 of something he found on sale or do I put down what I’m doing, put Oscar in the crate and go to town with Vince.
There were a couple of things I needed from Walmart . . actually, I needed a package of celery, so I went along. We have a road trip coming up. The last time we drove my car was to Nevada, MO about a month ago for Addie’s birthday party and we had not filled it up because we don’t pass a gas station between here and there and we hadn’t driven that car since then so Vince wanted to fill it up so we’d start out with a full tank.
We got to Walmart and I asked him to meet me in the grocery area but told him I only needed a couple of things. Tomato paste is one of the things I don’t use much so I don’t keep a lot on hand but I want to can some pizza sauce this week so I wanted to get a couple of the larger cans of tomato past, the celery and that was about all I planned to get.
I did pass by the meat section because I was talking to a friend yesterday and she told me that she was in her grocery store, picked up two sirloin roasts that were something like $3.79 per pound, walked around the store, added other things to her cart, decided to grab another roast, went back and they had all had their prices changed to right at $6 per pound. I haven’t bought beef in at least six months so I had no idea what the going price is so I stopped by to look at that. I had seen a recipe where someone said if you cut two or three onions in half, put them in the bottom of a slow cooker, put a seasoned whole chicken on top and cooked it on low til it reached 165, it would taste like a really moist rotisserie chicken and I have chicken & dumplings on the menu for next week so why take a chicken out of the freezer when I could buy two more so I did that. Then I looked at the ground turkey and it was all about $4/pound. One brand was $4.17 per pound and another was $3.85 per pound. I had heard turkeys were going up in price. I don’t even remember what I paid for ground turkey, which I use in dog food, but I had plenty in the freezer but am almost out. They had ground chicken for $2.98 per pound so I bought 10 one pound packages of that, came home and vacuum sealed it all in 2 pound packages and froze it. I don’t think Rita will complain about chicken instead of turkey. Oscar still eats puppy food but he’ll switch to homemade food in a couple of months.
Vince called me and said “Come out to the garden center and see if you want any of these bargains.” They were actually really good bargains!
I love that Cocoa Butter cream. It doesn’t stay greasy nearly as long as does regular cocoa butter and I can use it on my neck, feet, hands, arms, legs. It’s usually almost $10 for the large containers and it was marked down to $2.
I’ve used the Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste for years but stopped when the price went up to $6.50 and they had that for $2.50.
The Dr. Scholl’s food cream and exfoliating lotion were regular $7.18 each and they were $2.50.
The Harry’s razor, which I used to use, is regular $10 and it was marked down to $5.50.
Gas was $3.119 per gallon but with the Walmart Plus discount, it was $3.019 . . so close to being less than $3.019.
It was nice to have a trip to the grocery store that wasn’t as painful as the last few trips have been. I was standing at the tomato paste shelf trying to decide what size I was going to get and another lady was standing there. She said “I’m putting back more than I’m keeping because I refuse to pay these prices.” I thought .. there are a lot of things we can refuse to buy but when it comes to groceries, I guess all we can do is switch to buying less expensive items but we do have to eat. It’s still less $$ than going out to eat. I wanted to say “Put it back and don’t buy it today and it will cost more tomorrow” but I didn’t say anything. I’m sure some people truly are hurting with the cost of groceries these days,