After waking up to a string of interesting and not-so-pleasant emails about my shopping cart soapbox, I’ve decided to add to my soapbox! This is not about getting out of the way…it’s about paying attention and being courteous!
I need to step up on one of my soapboxes for a minute. It’ll be quick, I promise.
This summer I have been shopping with all 3 kids. I take my time. I don’t fret if I miss a deal. I don’t bother going back to the produce section from the other side of the store if I forgot something. And I bring an extra dose of patience and save it for the inevitable meltdown in the checkout line because either a baby is tired, or a big kid is upset that I won’t buy them Twizzlers.
I have more or less mastered the art of pushing around a 100 lb + grocery cart. I have more or less mastered the “ok kids, you can switch places when we get to the lobster tank” routine. And I have more or less mastered the art of preventing the Twizzler meltdown.
Getting on soapbox now…
If you see me, or any other mom or dad, pushing one of those massive car carts filled with groceries and kids through the grocery store…leaning towards the ground and pushing it as if they were one of those crazy body builders who push and lift cars and trucks on ESPN…
GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!
If you find yourself accidentally in the way of a monstrous cart coming at you, at least move out of the way quickly and say excuse me. Common courtesy, right?!
Yesterday I had a cart full of groceries, not only my own, but also some items for a church event I’m hostessing this week, in addition to the baby and the biggest boy (totally nearly 75 lbs)…and I can’t tell you how many times people went right in my way without even apologizing or moving quickly to get out of the way. Including Kroger employees.
DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO STOP AND START ONE OF THESE CARTS?!?!?!?
The rusty, stubborn wheels don’t help either. WD-40 much?!
Please be courteous to those who are pushing these mini-tanks around the store. Get out of the way. Pretty please.
Ok…hopping down off my soapbox now.
On to the deals…
After several weeks of great sales, this is not a stellar sale week for Kroger. I basically got the basics! I also had to grab a few things that I wouldn’t normally buy…but we have 3 events this week that required some “special ingredients”…like mint extract, and some extra bread and lettuce. And no, I won’t be using the mint extract, bread and lettuce for the same meal!
- $.99 Hefty Sandwich Zipper Bags
- $1 Cooking Spray
- $1 Dial Soap
- $.49 bread loaf – On sale $1.49, used $1 best customer coupon
- 2 $.19 Muir Glen tomato paste – used $.75/1 Muir Glen coupon
- Almond Milk – Half gallon – Free item catalina from last week
- Organic Lettuce and Spinach- $2 per pack
- $.39/lb bananas – Bought extra to freeze for smoothies
- $1.25 Cantaloupe
- Apples and sweet potatoes to make baby food
Other Coupons Used
- $1 off for $5 fresh fruit purchase
- $1 Hefty Sandwich Zip Bags
Total spent at Kroger: $67.34
I also stopped by the farmer’s stand down the road to get squash for more baby food and for Summer Garden Ratatouille (recipe coming soon). $7.50
I also paid up for this summer’s Farm Fresh Eggs. $20.
Total for the week: $94.84
Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!