Friday, December 11, 2009

Comparison Shopping

My next Mothers & More meeting is this coming Monday and the meeting title is "Family friendly budget on one income"... being that is our world at least at the Kulow's home I thought I would do the research for my house and then share my findings with the group.  Today I hit Target and Costco and wrote down some of the basics that we purchase as a family.  From the two stores, thus far, I think that if you have the space to store Costco purchases you are better off.  I will try to graph out all of my findings this weekend in Excel to share with the group.  My thought is that I will try to go to WalMart, Safeway and Kings Sooper this weekend and get the prices from there to add to the spread.  While I was in Target today a sales associate came up to me and asked if I was with WalMart.  She said that one of their jobs in working at Target is to go to WalMart "undercover" and write down prices.  So she thought that was what I was doing.  I simply told her that I was doing research for personal use... she was impressed.  I will say that there is a sense of wonder on my part as well as a sense of accomplishment, I think that Michael will be pleased that I have taken the time to really see if we are getting the best prices for the things that we regularly purchase.