Last Saturday, Eric and I wanted to take the kids out and do something fun. We also wanted to do something somewhat productive. So we combined the two and decided to head out to Sam's Club.
I have wanted a price comparison list between Sam's Club and Kroger for a long time. And now that the kids are getting older and eating bigger portions of things, we knew it was time to do this for real.
We planned our trip around lunch time so that we could grab a few slices of pizza before we started shopping. For whatever reason, our kids think eating at Sam's Club is the coolest thing ever. To be honest, Eric and I don't mind it too much ourselves.
We ate our pizza and then made the unanimous decision that we would walk up and down every single aisle. The kids were so well behaved and they had so much fun. By the time we made it over to the food section, we were no longer full from lunch and were able to try a few samples.
I had a notebook and pen with me so every time I saw something that I wanted to compare prices with, I'd stop and write it down. Some things were clearly more expensive, so I didn't bother writing those down. By the time we were done though, I had a list with over 50 items on it.
When we got to the car, we couldn't believe how much time had passed. We had spent literally 5 hours in Sam's Club, and all we had to show for it was a box of pull-ups, full tummies and some happy kids! I guess you could say we are definitely hooked on Sam's Club.
Outings like this are pretty normal. It is a finer thing in life to be able to have so much fun doing something so simple.
The afternoon itself was a pretty frugal outing, but the true frugality of the day lies in the price list. Although I haven't fully completed the comparisons yet, I know it has the potential to save us some money in the future. I will post my findings as soon as I get the list completed.
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