They say that a picture is worth 1000 words. This is a picture of the yeast that I bought at Kroger on Saturday. Yes, there are SIX jars. Who in their right mind buys SIX jars of yeast in one shopping trip?
This picture so clearly illustrates the major shift in my shopping habits. Before becoming an extreme coupon shopper, I would have waited until I ran out of yeast (or came close to running out), put it on the shopping list, and bought a jar the next time I was at the store.
Now I’m constantly on the lookout for great bargains and clearance items. I stopped by the manager’s special rack when I was at Kroger, and I found these six jars of yeast on clearance for $.89 each. They’re usually about $3.00 each, so that’s a pretty significant savings.
The old me would have bought one… maybe two. The new me knows that we’ll definitely use all of these by the time the expiration date rolls around. In fact, it’s the exact brand and type that I use when we use our bread machine to make pizza dough and breads. So I bought all six.
For those of you who are new to this site or new to extreme couponing and saving, this might seem strange. But think about it for a moment. I just saved over $12.00 on something I know I’m going to use. I bought it all at once because the price was right. I won’t have to worry about running out for a long time. It’s convenient AND a great deal!
What about you? Have you ever bought an item in bulk and received some strange looks from the cashier or other customers?