One of our local grocery stores, Cooke's, had a Friday only sale this week. They had canned vegetables for 25¢ each, but for only six hours starting at noon. I would be at work, so I asked my daughter to go instead.
To say it was a madhouse would be an understatement. She arrived at 11:55 and had to park far away from the store.
She easily found peas and green beans, but no corn, so she asked an employee who told her where the corn was located and pretty much told her to be careful.
She found the corn and while she was getting a box, someone actually tried to take what she already had out of her shopping cart. She was shaking when she finally got out of the store and said never again.
I don't know why stores design these sales for only a few hours knowing what might ensue.
Anyway, we ended up with 24 cans of peas, 24 cans of green beans, and 48 cans of corn. Cooke's had recently sent me a coupon for $5.00 off any purchase, which she used. So her total came to $19 or 20¢ for each can.
I know why the place was a madhouse. I think it's because groceries cost more now than before the Great Recession in 2008. People are underemployed or looking for work and times are hard.
When a good deal like this comes along people want and need to get in on it. We wanted to get in on this good deal as well. When was the last time you saw canned vegetables for 25¢ a can? I've not seen that price since before 2008.
We will be going through the summer without my sub pay, as usual, so we definitely wanted to stock up on this good deal. Even if it was a little bit frightening.