Today I had to take my Mom to her doctor's appointment in town, so I decided to stop at Bi-Lo while I was there and do some Cherry Picking. I don't normally go to just Cherry Pick, but I did today since grocery funds are low at this time of the month.
Remember when I said I was going to wait for a sale on Hellman’s mayonnaise? I had to replace the Hellman's mayonnaise that was lost during the power outage in July, and rather than paying $3.98 to replace it, I ended up replacing it with Kraft mayonnaise, which cost $2.98. Well, Bi-Lo has Hellman's on sale this week for $2.49 with a limit of two. I only had to wait three weeks for a sale, which is a perfect example of another tool, which frugal shoppers can use to save money.
Grocery store sales run on a twelve week pricing cycle. Approximately every 12 weeks, the majority of grocery store items will hit a high and low point during that time frame. So, shoppers who wait for the low point on their favorite grocery items will save money as a result.When you shop the cycles, you're buying when grocery item prices are at their lowest point. This is how frugal shoppers are able to realize such big savings.
You can see I also Cherry Picked sugar, which was $1.88, and both Jimmy Dean and Tennessee Pride sausage, which were both priced at $1.99. With the sausage I'll be making some sausage biscuits for back to school time and possible a sausage quiche for dinner one night this month.
Have you been doing any Cherry Picking this month?
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