carolina_gal
The commissary and pay day No groceries in our house today
September 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

 Sent DH to the commissary today with a nice size list.  He just called and said there wasn't a parking space to be had. Not sure what we were thinking sending him today. Guess we'll push through until next Tuesday.

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  • mom2ljh
    by mom2ljh
    September 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM
    You got paid today?
  • cocoroo
    by cocoroo
    September 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    You do realize there are other places to go grocery shopping, right?
  • violinjewel
    September 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    I would just head to another store.
  • carolina_gal
    September 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM

     Nah. With the savings at the commissary it's worth the wait for us.

    Quoting cocoroo:

    You do realize there are other places to go grocery shopping, right?

     

  • jas_momof2
    September 28, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Not really...  If you coupon and watch local sales, you can actually do the same if not a bit better than the commissary.  just takes a bit of digging...

  • ArmyMechsWife
    September 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    If you bank with usaa you get paid a day early


    Quoting mom2ljh:

    You got paid today?

  • carolina_gal
    September 28, 2012 at 11:26 AM

     Not around here.  A block of cheddar cheese at our local grocery store is $3.29.  At the commissary it's almost always $1.50.

    Milk is 75 cents cheaper at commissary. For basic staples commissary here is WAY cheaper.

    Now if it's on sale here and Bilo will double my coupon then I'll get it there without a doubt.

    Quoting jas_momof2:

    Not really...  If you coupon and watch local sales, you can actually do the same if not a bit better than the commissary.  just takes a bit of digging...

     

  • violinjewel
    September 28, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    Exactly. Target does a double coupon thing if you have their coupon, and a manufacturer one. Plus, they always have a lot of things on clearance and sales. That combined with coupons, we've gotten a lot of good deals.


    Quoting jas_momof2:

    Not really...  If you coupon and watch local sales, you can actually do the same if not a bit better than the commissary.  just takes a bit of digging...


  • gunsgirl
    September 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    I never ever shop at the commisary during the week of pay day. and I really don't save all that much unless I need meat.  with the added 5% tax added on at the end it really is not all that much cheaper than walmart.

  • Lizzys_mommy13
    September 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    We don't do commissaries on pay day. Learned a long time ago that if we are low on food, it's just safer to eat out somewhere far away from base. LOL