I went to King Soopers yesterday. One of the items on my shopping list was mushrooms. I had a beef burgandy going in the crock pot and needed to add mushrooms shortly before serving. The 16 oz packages of mushrooms were on sale for $2.99 (regularly $3.49).
And, of course, they were out of them. The guy in produce told me I could get a raincheck, but I explained that I needed the mushrooms today and asked if I could substitute two 8 oz packages, which were not on sale and priced at $2.19 each. He said to tell the checkout clerk that he, Tony, said that would be OK.
When I got to the dairy section, I saw that they were out of the skim milk that was on sale for $1.99. (Honestly, Sundays are the worst day to grocery shop.) Luckily, an employee was there stocking one of the cases and he went to the back to get more. What had other shoppers done – just shrugged their shoulders and bought the $3.39 milk instead? I grabbed two and put them in our freezer. If it’s still on sale next time I go, I’ll grab another one or two.