When a Good Deal Isn’t a Deal

If you know me or you’ve been reading here, you know that I love a good deal.  Not much excites me more than saving money and getting quality items for pennies.

With a large family, one of our major expenses is groceries.  My grocery budget also includes my household items.  I am always looking to save my pennies in that category.  I’d rather do something fun with that money that I can save.  Planning a vacation sounds much more appealing that buying cottage cheese.

I’ve shared here, here, here, and here about some ways that I’m able to save while shopping.

When I go shopping, I always check the quick sale or clearance racks/bins.  Recently, I came across french bread at Wal-mart on the quick sale rack.  One of my picky eaters loves bread so I picked up two loaves.  I mean it is 50 cents!  What a deal!

Well…..two weeks later.  I found it at the back of the pantry.

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So, that wasn’t a good deal at all.  What’s the moral of this story?  A deal is ONLY a deal if I need it, if I am going to use it, or if I can bless someone else with it.  Just because it is a deal does not mean that I should spend my quarters on it.

Your downfall may not be baked items at the grocery store.

It may be the unworn shoes that are still in the box.

It could be clothes that are hanging with the tags attached.

If you’re watching your dimes as I am, it’s important to remember that not every deal is a good deal.

 Unlike my molded french bread, you can make money back on the other items.  I’ve recently discovered Schoola and Thredup.  You can sale your items to support a school of your choice or to put cash in your pocket!   


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