If it's not on sale, don't buy it????

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Registered: 04-06-2003
If it's not on sale, don't buy it????
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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 9:54am

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 10:09am
I buy staples when they're on sale, such as pasta, sauces, soups, juices, hamburger, chicken, etc., to stock up.

--Jenn

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 10:26am

I actually don't live by this motto.

I always TRY to buy on sale of course. But I find that if live by this motto, it makes me want to buy things on sale just because they are on sale. I tend to have an addictive personality I guess. LOL

Reminds me of a scene from "King of the Hill".

There's a tornado coming and Hank is forced into the Mega Low Mart. The store is torn apart with people buying pallets of toilet paper and water.

Hank needs a new fuel filter and they only come in packs of 10. A woman sees him buying a ten pack of fuel filters and says, "That jack ass is buying up all the fuel filters! I need a fuel filter! What's a fuel filter!"

See, this is why I try not to only buy on sale. LOL A good sale can make me irrational.

I just try to stay in my budget. If I want something and it's not on sale I will still buy it if it fits in the budget. I also try and watch the trends to know when things will go on sale and wait for them then...like corned beef in March, or ham/turkey at the holidays. So most of the time I am getting a really great price.

But sales, oh, I just have to be careful or I'm buying up all the fuel filters.



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Registered: 04-06-2003
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 11:42am

ROFL about the fuel filters.


I have a small house, and I have had to throw things out that we didn't consume because I greedily bought up too many on sale, so I am actually good about that.

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 1:54pm

Kay,


Welcome back!

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Registered: 06-28-2005
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 2:46pm
I try and buy all meat if I can catch manager's specials which are half price.
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Registered: 04-06-2003
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 2:51pm

Thanks, Heather.

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Registered: 04-06-2003
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 3:10pm

Our manager's specials on meat are 40% off, which isn't quite as good, but I never thought to look in the seafood area.

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 4:44pm

I shopped at Caputos once.

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Registered: 06-28-2005
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 4:50pm
It depends on the Kroger I go to, but normally I either find specials on Wednesdays or Fridays.
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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 5:02pm

I won't buy something just because it is on sale. It has to be



 

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