I know I am certainly not alone in suffering from overpriced groceries and inflated food budgets. We are a small family of 4 and I am increasingly amazed at how much it costs to feed us on a monthly basis. I’ve recently begun trying to find ways to save a little money and have been re-thinking my shopping habits. I have to admit I’ve always been a bit of a grocery store snob. I really appreciate the little luxuries like clean floors, helpful store clerks and someone bagging my groceries that you get at some of the higher-end grocers. It’s probably due to the fact that I spend my entire day serving someone and appreciate getting a little extra pampering. (Okay, that’s just sad.)
So, my sister-in-law Sara calls me up and invites me to do a little shopping at, you got it, Canned Food Warehouse. I will admit, I have shopped there before but have usually picked up Laura Scudders cheddar mix and Hot Tamales in the party size. But on this particular day, we were going to do some shopping. Sara kind of eased me into it by starting us off in the beauty aisle. Now, I could shop for beauty in a nuclear arms facility so Canned Food Warehouse was really no problem. I was a little nervous about venturing into the “food” part of the warehouse, but neverthless, off we went.
People, my jaw hit the floor! That place is so cheap! Next thing I know I’m throwing crap in my cart right and left. I’m talking everything! I’m picking up bananas and cereal, English muffins and industrial-sized pizza sauce. Did you know they actually sell car parts at Canned Food Warehouse. I get on the phone and call Jer to make sure we don’t need any new oil filters for the car. I was actually considering buying a gigantic ficus tree. Why? Because they were going for $9.99! And it was gigantic. I worked myself into a frenzy over the amazing prices and huge selection. I was like a kid in a candy store…a shopaholic at a sidewalk sale – or in this case a Canned Food Warehouse.
Okay, so I overdid it a little. But the moral of the story is this…don’t discount your local discount store. There is a lot to be found by discriminate shoppers and quite a lot of money to be saved.
Oh, and right now they are running a killer special on ficus trees!
Love to all, Mindy
Yes you can save lots of money there but be aware of the dates on things. Have fun! Val
Barbara (Mom) says
More power to you sweet pea ! But I still have some lingering moments of fright when I think about the Pizza mix. but……………I have to admit. That could happen anywhere !
Nurse Sara says
She became crazed by the prices…..even talked me into $183 worth of fun stuff and food. Of course, she knew all about the beauty products and became my personal guide down that isle. Fun trip Mindy!
Aunt Kathy says
Gosh I didn’t know you were so good with words and I know how those discount stores can get in your blood but lets be careful- afterall we do have our family name to protect. I am courious however you didn’t mention the wine isle- now there are some bargains, $1.99 for some really luscious wine, theres no label but who cares.
Oh, I planned on covering the wines on another day! =) Love and miss ya!
Jeez, I’m really missing out! I’m not exactly a snob, I love Winco like I love my sons, but the prostitutes and homeless have always scared me away. Maybe I’ll get a hepatitis shot and check it out =)
Trust me…Winco and Canned Food Warehouse are like step-sisters. If you can handle one you can definitely handle the other.