Take the kids!
Huh? Doesn’t that go against the very grain of all things sane? But… but… I won’t get to cross check every one of my coupons with the sales flyer and manager’s specials! And speaking of manager’s specials, I won’t have time to scour the aisles for those happy orange and yellow stickers!
Work with me here. Take the kids! Preferably during naptime. And best the morning after a rather sleepless night. Oh, and load at least one of them into the van while he’s hungry.
Be sure that the only “fun” cart available is missing a steering wheel. That way they can fight over the remaining wheel while you dart through the aisles frantically crossing off items on the we-have-to-have-this-right-now list.
See? Faster shopping (in anticipation of the imminent volcanic eruption and complete meltdown) = less shopping = less money spent!
So… how was your day? 😉
For more Frugal Friday, visit all the sane mommies at Biblical Womanhood… who all went grocery shopping after the kids were in bed.