Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Selling Out to the Man - Econosize
Last week Melanie bemoaned that she and Mike had "sold out to the man" cause they have started using the Wal-Mart pharmacy. Well today I bought a Sam's Club membership, so that means I must have gotten the 4-pack of sell out. I had gone to buy paper towels. It is one of the only things i will not use a generic brand on - it has to be Bounty, or i'm not interested. (and how much do you love, love, love the half-sized sheets?!?) Last year my mom bought me the giant pack when she came to visit for my birthday (hmmm...is that coming up?) and I am using the last roll. Since I was only going to buy the one thing I had borrowed team member Wendy's card. Of course, I started looking around and saw a few things i could use, at bargain basement prices. Buuuuut, I couldn't justify using her card for so many things; then i realized that it wasn't really right to use her card at all. I have an honesty "problem" that way: stupid dang conscience always getting in the way. I did some math with possible savings, took into account that there is an extra paycheck in May (dontcha love months with 5 Fridays?) and signed up for a one year membership. It made me feel oddly grown-up. (yeah, i don't know why either) Now a whole world of multi-packs and econosizes has opened up to me. Yes, i know i am far more excited than i should be. I know that i need to comparison shop cause not all of the prices are bargains. I know that i still need to stick to my budget. I know that I need to keep an eye on storage issues. The only thing I am not sure about is how to tap this keg of salsa.