Friday, January 13, 2012

Sharp Shopper

There is a grocery store outlet nearby that I recently started shopping at.  I had heard about Sharp Shopper, but never went there.  While I was at my friend's house on Christmas we started talking about Sharp Shopper.  I started asking her about prices and that got me hooked.  I had to check this place out.  And of course, I LOVE IT.

Lee went shopping there this evening.  These are a few of the regular deals we see.

$0.99
Jan 12 2012

$0.50 each
Jan 12 2012 (2)

$0.50 each
Jan 12 2012 (4)

And these yummy little babies.....$0.25 each
Jan 12 2012 (3)

The trick for me will be to NOT buy things I don't need.  I almost told Lee not to get the little Berry Granola Crunch's. Yeah, it's only $0.50, but I really want to stay in budget for food this month.  He stayed under budget for the shopping trip. So far so good!

What I like about this place is that you don't need coupons...and I actually don't think you could use them even if you had them.  There is no scanner associated with the check-out.  Every price is punched in by hand.  But who knows, maybe you can use coupons?!  I'll have to ask! And something else that I love, they are closed on Sundays! I appreciate stores that close their doors on the Sabbath to let their employees worship and spend time with family. And since I've found Sharp Shopper, I am not sad about my commissary privileges ending in a couple of years. Among other things I also bought cereal there for $.99 a box, along with canned black beans, 3 for $.99.

There is another store I recently discovered in my new "hometown". It's called The Valley Pantry.  I'll have to get a picture of it! My sister and I went there on my birthday to peruse. SO FUN and another favorite!  There is a deli there (with some great looking meat and cheese I might add) along with lots of spices, a variety of different flavorings, flours, baking ingredients, homemade jams, salsas, jumbo mushroom popcorn kernels...etc!  A Mennonite family owns the store and they too are closed on Sunday.  YAY! And like all the other stores here, it's close.  Though I necessarily wouldn't walk there, though I certainly could, it's an easy bike ride away.

Hopefully soon I will post about my birthday, New Year's, a fun find at my local thrift store and a visit from my friend April!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

4 comments:

Risa Stumm said...

I'm sold! Sharp Shopper is officially on my list of "things to check out!"

Lois said...

Love those stores!!

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

Why can't there be a Sharp Shopper where I live!!! So glad you found a good place to shop!

M said...

Thanks for posting on Sharp Shopper!! A Sharp Shopper just opened up in Winchester (45 minutes away). We went there for MLK day, and found GREAT deals. We can't wait to go back! Thanks! -Matthias & Rebecca