I took one of my frequent walks to Fred Meyer last night to pick up milk, eggs and carrots. I knew it was too late in the day to snag one of their clearance priced milks, so I resigned myself to paying full price for this all important staple. (The horrifying thought of drinking my morning tea without milk is a highly motivating factor!)
I pushed my cart over to the dairy section and grabbed my milk and then crossed the aisle over to the eggs. I looked at the price-per-unit price for the dozen vs. the 18-pack and noticed (once again) that the price is essentially the same. Then a small display to my right caught my eye. A hodgepodge shelf of eggs that were marked as “repackaged,” as well as being discounted.
Most grocery stores throw away cartons of eggs if there’s anything wrong with even a single egg, so I was mightily pleased to discover that my grocery store is working to avoid food waste.
Especially since this single 99¢ carton was lurking in the back. Do you see that half the eggs are brown? Which means they’re likely from a free-range/organic pack.
I bought two dozen eggs, which saved me a dollar. A dollar which is now available to be spend in a more meaningful manner. Like sending my sons to college.
Save on the small things, and your money will be available for the big things in life.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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