There are two grocery stores in my neighborhood, in walking distance of my apartment. I don’t own a car. One store is closer but generally more expensive; the farther one, while still expensive, is a longer walk.
I almost always buy bacon. I just do. It’s part of my favorite breakfast. I’ve been buying the same kind of bacon for a long time. Both of the stores carry it, and their prices (and sale prices) are generally in sync. If it’s on sale at the close store, it’s probably also on sale at the farther store, and at a lower price.
Last weekend, being out of bacon, I went to the close store to get some things, and saw that bacon was on sale. I didn’t buy any, because I wanted to get it at the best price. Today I had some time to shop, so I headed out for the farther store. A nice walk in the warm summer sun.
The bacon was also on sale… at a higher price than the closer store, by about 50¢.
That bacon was my main reason for going out of my way. Do I pick up the other things on my list and the bacon and call it good?
No. No, I do not.
I only picked up the items that are cheaper. Looks like I’ll be making another trip back to the first store.
Hope that that sale price is still good and wasn’t a weekend special. Sigh.
If only there was an app for these things.