Saturday, May 10, 2008

Big Day for the Grocery Game

This is not the "Grocery Game" as you would find it online. This is the one I get to play in my neck of the woods. Every other week or so is the Box Sale. I think technically it is called the Sidewalk Sale and it takes place at Sav-More across from K-mart.

I enjoy this type of shopping because it's like the thrill of the chase! BUT...I'm pregnant...very...and so carrying a box of any weight and bulk is impossible at this point. I finally was able to recruit my hubs to come with my brother and I. SIL came over and kept the kids and off we went. Getting J out of bed that early on Saturday might have been a feat, but he agreed and willingly rolled out of bed a hair before 8am.

We almost turned back and gave up though cause we got stuck in very slow traffic trying to get there because of a house being moved. See, there is no point in getting there late. In fact, we were aiming to be early to get a good jockeying position, but turns out we walked up just in time to get our boxes as the guy is saying "Go!"

And off the crowd goes! Down the aisle in a major hurry. Well, as soon as I prompted him that "Go means Go!" He was off! I tried to stay near and around him to help him get the good stuff, but truth is...he didn't need my help. He Did Awesome! He filled a box faster than I've ever seen! So I told him to leave it with me on the side lines (I'm wearing a bright pink shirt mind you) and I quickly shoved another box into his hands! And off he goes some more!

While he is filling another box, I sort and repack the initial box, getting rid of anything I have too much of already or things that are grossly expired. Then he comes with another full box and I send him away with another empty box. In the meantime, I spot bro cause he's wearing a purple LSU shirt and holler his nickname "K". That works. His box is overflowing so I offer to keep his box and send him out again with another box.

Finally we meet back together and sort through and pack all the boxes. Some things are pointless to keep, but mostly it was one of the best box sales I've ever been to. Wait till you see the pics and the list! K got 1 1/2 boxes and J and I got 2 1/2 boxes! All in all, j and I spent $15.00 That's all!

Here are the Pics:
Here's the List!:

2--Quaker Toasted Oatmeal Cereals
1 box Sesame Breadsticks
1 box generic Apple Jacks
1 canister swiss mocha mix
2 bags of Aunt Jemima buttermilk Cornmeal mixes
3 glass bottles of Iced Leaf Tea
4 snack packs of sugar free vanilla pudding
3 32oz organic juices (2 grape, 1 cherry)
1 package of Rice Crackers
1 package of Quaker rice cakes
1 large bag of confectioner's sugar
1 large bag of light brown sugar (Crystal)
1 box of Domino brand dark brown sugar
1 package of Chocolate Chunck Cookies (not pictured cause we were eating them with lunch)
2 bags of Bud's Best Butter Cookies (J's fave!)
1 big bag of flour
1 box of Krusteaz lemon bars (not pictured cause I sent them w/SIL for shower next weekend)
1 Family Size Grits individual packets
4 boxes of generic Ritz
1 box Royal brand No bake cheesecake mix
1 box Kashi Organic Apple Harvest Cereal
2 boxes of Zatarans version of Shake and Bake
1 big box of mini fruit roll ups
2 boxes of Martha White Corn Muffin Mixes
2 HUGE bags of Planters Peanuts in Shell
1 Santa Fe bowl from Taco Bell
2 dip bowls from Taco Bell
2 BBQ seasonings
3 Kakame lunch cups
1 box of Quaker Oatmeal Apples and Cinnamon
1 box of Quaker Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream
1 canister of Almond Butter (yum)
1 big can of Dole Pineapple chunks
1 can of Chili beans
1 big bag of Super Bubble--gum
3 jello mixes
1 jello pudding mixes
1 box Alpen cereal
3 boxes of Betty Crocker potatoes (scalloped, roasted...)
2 boxes of Kraft white cheddar shells macaroni
4 boxes of various types of rice
3 cans of Chef Boyardee
2 boxes of Orville Reddenbacker Butter Microwave Popcorn
2 boxes of Pringles brand Wheat stix
1 huge can of Del Monte whole tomatoes
1 canister of Sponge Bob Peanut Butter?
1 can of syrup
1 thing of McCormick roasting rub
1 packet of Zatarains red beans and rice
2-2 packs of Ready Serve Rice
1 packet of Egg Drop Soup
1 bag of Gluten Free Pancake mix
AND a very nice wine cork remover

ALL FOR $15!!!


It's a Mom Thing said...

Never disappointed by what you can manage, Miss G! Way to go!!!

Meredith said...

wow, and you say they do this every other Saturday? I;m gonna have to go, I will look for you there...

kathylove said...

You Go, girl...and 8 months pregnate too:)

Crystal said...

wow! I'm so jealous! I wonder if they have those kinds of things here in Nashville. PS...your stories about M crack me up! She is a trip!