Here are a few helpful questions to ask yourself before purchasing a great deal.
1. Is it really a good deal?
- Beware of shopping frenzy (Picking something up just because other shoppers think it is a good deal. I liken this to a shark feeding frenzy).
- You also need to be savey when it comes to discount tagging. Sometimes a discount tag may be used on a product that was originally over priced.
3. How many do I already have on hand?
4. How many do I need to meet our needs?
5. What is the expiration date?
6. How many will I use before the expiration date?
When I saw the cat food for such an unbelievable price I immediately went through my questions.
1. Yes, it was a good deal.
2. Yes, we already use it.
3. I have two bags already in the pantry but they aren't going to expire for 6 months.
4. I would like to have a year supply.
5. The expiration date was"12 Oct 2011".
6. I will be able to use two bags before they expire IF I use them before I open the bags I already have on hand.
After seeing the expiration date I immediately knew why the Iams cat food was an unadvertised sale; it was going to expire in a few months. Shopko wanted to at least break even rather than experience a loss due to product expiration. That was just fine with me because I determined that our cats would eat two bags by the first of November. How many bags did I buy? Two bags at an unbelievable price of $14.98 a bag!