I love a good bargain. I really love a good bargain on something I intended to purchase anyway. Lately I’ve been scouring the dairy section at our local (as local as it gets around here) grocery store looking for the bright orange and yellow Manager’s Special tags. I’ve purchased pints of sour cream for $.69, gallons of milk for $1.99 and bags of cubed cheese for $.99. I’ve also found quarts of yogurt for $1.19 and even a few dozen free range organic eggs for $1.49. (NEVER have I had any trouble at all with the quality of these items!)
On my last shopping trip I was really hoping to find yogurt with a Manager’s Special tag. We’ve been using a lot of yogurt in smoothies this summer. I didn’t see any tags, but I did see some yogurt with a just-expired ”sell by” date.
I had a choice to make. Keep walking and skip the yogurt (no way was I purchasing it full price) or… gather up some courage, put the pride in the back pocket, and, gulp… ask someone about the yogurt.
You KNOW I wouldn’t be writing this post if I kept walking, right?!? I did it! I carried that yogurt right up to two men who looked like they would have an answer for me.
“This sell by date has passed. I was wondering if I could have a sticker on these.”
“Don’t see why not,” one man said to the other.
So the sticker guy goes to get his “sticker gun,” returns, and…
… stamps $.25 stickers on my yogurt. That’s 25 CENTS for 32 ounces of yogurt! Lots of smoothies on our menu this week.
Never be afraid to ask!