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I think I'm officially addicted to Fresh Thyme Market prices, and may have to make a trip at least every week, if not more often! I clocked my time today and it took exactly 16 minutes to get there from our house, and was worth every second. 😉
Our new Fresh Thyme offers the sale prices of the new ad and the old ad every Wednesday, so it was an easy way to double up on their deals. Since my kids already ate all the grapes that I'd bought on Monday (they did have some help from a few friends), I needed to run back and re-stock while they were still $.66 per pound! I bought every think above for $16.87, and didn't even look at the new meat deals in the ad (but will go back next Wednesday to take advantage of them.)
Here's what I realized as I shopped. When we left Alabama, I was convinced I would never be able to save because there weren't Publix grocery stores here in Ohio. (And goodness, I do miss my Publix!) But, since I've been here I've noticed some great deals at Kroger, and have found decent prices at Aldi, Costco, Giant Eagle and now Fresh Thyme as well. (Milk was just $1.99 per gallon at Aldi yesterday here – yay!)
Wherever you're at, search out the loss leader sale items in your store's sales ad each week, and I promise you can easily save, even when you're too busy to clip coupons. While grocery prices definitely vary by area, my bet is you can find a decent deal just about anywhere you shop (at least that's what I've found?)
When those loss leader items are on sale stock up (your family will get pineapple when pineapple's on sale – they'll live!), and save big. I promise it's worth it, and can transform your grocery budget with just a few minutes of extra research each week!
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