The last time I was at Harris Teeter, I bought organic strawberries. I swear just the top layer was organic to be followed by the other kind. I politely asked the produce manager if this was a possibility and he explained that there were federal laws against such practices. He asked if I would like another container. I replied I didn't bring in the berries. His response was, " So you don't want a pack of berries?" Confusion set in for a moment, then I realized he was offering to replace my loss.
In another aisle (cookies!) I found one of my favorite baker's cookies. I was so excited it was difficult to retain my composure. (I did, though.) I asked the manager if he could contact the vendor to ask if they could stock a certain cookie that I have been craving for, He took my name and number and said he would call me when they arrived.
This store knows how to retain their customer base. It's also the store that has great buy 2 get three sales. If you remember, I bought five bags of coffee on such a sale paying a bit over 2.00 a bag for the coffee.
Purchasing sale items, the savings was over seven dollars and the berries were at no charge. I left with a smile in my heart.
This morning I hit the ground running and cleaned the pantry, dated the cans, and reorganized - not only the pantry - but the cupboard I keep my dehydrated foods in. Finally realizing this task needs to be a monthly occurrence, I put it in my date book to keep on top of it. Thankfully, there was no waste with the exception of some cookies that I will give to the pup for treats. I don't buy dog treats because I can't be sure of the quality. Besides she likes apples and bland people cookies better.
|I was excited to find an additional carton of 2 quart jars.|
The jars that are still empty have water in them in
preparation of hurricane season. Since the jars take
up space, I thought they shpu;d be useful.
Another acquisition this week was two 40 ounce bottles of Tide detergent for 1.99 each. I used a dollar coupon on double 1.00 day. They were 2.99 each with a 1.00 off two.
Some time was put aside to grind bread into crumbs, wiz the dried parsley, and mushroom stems into powder.
|When the bread crumbs were done, I sealed the jar with the food saver.|
I seal jars that I seldom use to keep things fresh for a longer period of time.