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Buying cheap isn't always the best

2392 views • Nov 8, '08 • (5) Comments

Ok...I don't normally go grocery shopping.

I work long hours and it is often easier for the Mrs. to get stuff.  Well the other night she asked me if I would get some stuff to make chili on the way home.

I bought some ground turkey (cheaper than ground beef), knock off tomato sauce, and knock off chili seasonings.

When I got home the Mrs. yelled at me saying she understands wanting to save some money...but there are some things you cannot scrimp on.  I told her that the chili seasoning was $.50 a packet vs $1.09 for Williams.  I mean $.69 is $.69 right?

She is making fun of me and I tell her everything will be just fine.  I brown the 2 pounds of meat and add the sauce, beans, and water.  I add the seasonings and notice that it does not seem as "dark" as normal.

I then read the back of the packet and it says it is only for 1 pound of meat.  Williams is for 2 pounds of meat.  So when you think you are saving $.69 you are actually only saving $.09 because you need 2 packages of the knock off.

I guess moral of the story is to make sure you read the package before you try to save money...remember...you get what you pay for!

  • Nov 9, '08 by Iceman69's avatar Iceman69
  • As a dude I would have gone for the cheaper items as well. I would have gone with beef, you have to use beef in chili!
  • Nov 9, '08 by Fireboy's avatar Fireboy
  • LOL
  • Nov 10, '08 by jkoswald's avatar jkoswald
  • i would have gone for cheap and healthy...so i would have gone with the turkey...the tomato sauce i might have gotten something better
  • Nov 14, '08 by ferociousmopar's avatar ferociousmopar
  • Without beef it isn't chili, it's fancy turkey stew.
  • Dec 1, '08 by arbogasts's avatar arbogasts
  • my wife wont eat beef so it would have been either turkey or chicken in our house hold
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