I am a grocery store geek.
There, I admit it.
What does this mean? I actually enjoy grocery shopping. I like walking down each aisle, selecting items based on price and need, and doing my best to be a good home economist. When the Hoos was in law school and I was left to my own devices on nights and weekends while he studied I would review the circulars for all of the local grocery stores and plan a whirlwind tour that would assure me the best deals and the best stocked pantry.
I come by it honestly, as both my parents also enjoy going food shopping as well.
Today I think I achieved grocery store geek nirvana. I checked myself out at our Stop & Shop. This is not just your regular self check out, this is where you carry around a scanner and scan and bag your groceries as you go. IT WAS AWESOME.
For those of you out there who are always looking for the best deal, it was so sweet to be able to scan items to find out their sale price without hunting down an inept sales clerk.
Also, because they are trying to entice people to use the funky mechanism, they provide on the spot discounts outside of the usual deals and coupons. I saved $1.25 this way (not much, but when you consider my bill went from $94 to $74 thanks to coupons, discounts, etc. you can see how every little bit counts).
I can already see AK and LP loving using the scanner. I will make grocery store geeks out of them yet!