Last night, I went to Big Y (a local grocery store chain with stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts) because they were having the Buy 1, Get 2 free sale. I love the B1G2 sale. I picked up 3 dozen eggs for 2.19. I got 4 lbs of ground turkey for $5. I got 3 lbs of pasta for 1.69. Everything I bought was onsale. Even the milk. In all, I got over $140 worth of groceries for less than $65. Saving more than 50% on my food bill makes me a very happy camper for the week.
So I’m standing in the dairy section, by the eggs and this woman walks right past the store brand large brown eggs that are B1G2 to buy the store brand white eggs that are not on sale. She even looked at the sale sign then looked at the eggs I was purchasing and kept on with her white eggs. It’s times like these that I want to take my fellow shopper and shake her. She really didn’t seem to be budget conscious at all, because after getting the eggs she bought refrigerated cookie dough, also not on sale. Many times I will say something to someone if they are buying a product and there is something identical on sale right next to it. I’ve even been known to give out coupons in the isles but I get a lot of strange looks from people since this is Connecticut and all. I think it’s Connecticut state law that you aren’t allowed to be friendly to people in a retail environment. So I just went on my merry way, annoyed with people who completely ignore sales. When I got to the cashier, the front end manager was explaining to a woman how the buy 1, get 2 free sale works. “If you purchase three of an item, you’ll get two of them free, but if you only purchase one of the item, it’s full price,” she explained. Is it that hard to understand? Really?
The cashiers are always amazed when I walk out of a sale like this. I’m not really sure why since most things I bought were at least buy 1 get 1 free and I had a bunch of coupons. I guess that’s why they call them loss leaders. Most people are lead into the store by them and then buy a ton of other stuff. I just buy the loss leaders and call it a day. Jeff was laughing at me as I mumbled something under my breath about paying full price for eggs.
Am I the only person that reacts like this? I can’t be the only crazy one at the grocery store. Someone tell me I’m not the only one. Please?