Several weeks back I went grocery shopping, a chore I dread. I purchased a bag of seedless grapes that were on sale, the store has put a bunch of grapes into a bag so you can just go and grab a bag and put into your cart. When I got home and checked my receipt I was horrified to discover that little bag of grapes had cost me nearly $8.00 !!
OMG that’s a lot of money for some little round snacky things! I’m not making a bottle of wine.
This past week, I saw a new sale for black seedless grapes and picked up the bag, untied it and removed half of the contents and re-tied the bag before putting it into my basket. I felt annoyed that I had spent so much money last time I purchased this item and that the store (while presumably being helpful) attempts to determine how many of an item you Must buy. I felt a little guilty or strange removing half the contents and placing on top of the other bags but soon got over it.
I find this carries over into other areas of the produce dept., Asparagus are usually priced high and are sold in predetermined bundles secured with a rubber band. Yes, I remove some of them and take what I need. I feel strange doing this and the stores may not like it or encourage it since there is nowhere to place the excess product except on top of or alongside the other bundles. But it’s my need and my money.
What grocery shopping tips do you have or have wanted to try but felt awkward?