I looked at the grocery ads this week because I needed to go grocery shopping. I was quite low on food and my list was growing. Of course, the ad was all about Valentine's Day. Most of the stuff wasn't interesting but I did want strawberries which were on sale.
Off to the store I went after work and straight away saw some angel food cake. Mmmm, that would be good with strawberries. I got the cake, whipped cream, chocolate pudding because I like that too, and searched for the strawberries. All they had were these heart shaped containers with chocolate dipping sauce for twice the price. I asked an employee. He said they ordered 50 cases but only received 5 cases so they were all out of strawberries. I asked if he could dump some of the heart shaped strawberries in to another container and sell them for the sale price. Nope, he said, they were from a different supplier. Go to Safeway he said. They still have some.
So, I finished my shopping and drove to Safeway, roamed the aisles and finally found 3 containers of strawberries in the back. I paid for my bounty, went home and unloaded my many bags. I got my strawberries but I also spent a lot more money than I had planned, $128 when I only wanted to spend $50. I think I need to do a better job at meal planning. I did buy 5 lbs of potatoes and a large bag of rice. I have a lot of staples now and I could eat for a month as long as I don't get sucked in to grocery advertising again!