Take the kids!
Huh? Doesn’t that go against the very grain of all things sane? But… but… I won’t get to cross check every one of my coupons with the sales flyer and manager’s specials! And speaking of manager’s specials, I won’t have time to scour the aisles for those happy orange and yellow stickers!
Work with me here. Take the kids! Preferably during naptime. And best the morning after a rather sleepless night. Oh, and load at least one of them into the van while he’s hungry.
Be sure that the only “fun” cart available is missing a steering wheel. That way they can fight over the remaining wheel while you dart through the aisles frantically crossing off items on the we-have-to-have-this-right-now list.
See? Faster shopping (in anticipation of the imminent volcanic eruption and complete meltdown) = less shopping = less money spent!
So… how was your day?
For more Frugal Friday, visit all the sane mommies at Biblical Womanhood… who all went grocery shopping after the kids were in bed.