I like to eat cereal for breakfast sometimes. When I’m shopping for it at the grocery store, I’m always amazed as to how much it cost for a box of the stuff. Does anybody out there know why cereal is so damn expensive? I’ve seen boxes of cereal selling for close to seven bucks.
Now, let me talk about Walgreens for a minute or maybe longer than that. You know how I feel about their food prices. So high it’s not even funny. However, I have discovered a real pricing value there—at least at the Walgreens on Madison Avenue here in Covington.
Last week, they had Kellogg’s Smart Start cereal on sale—two boxes for five dollars. I couldn’t pass that up. It tastes really good.
On Tuesday morning, I found myself in Walgreens again and again; I found more reasonably priced cereal. All varieties of Cheerios were on sale—each for under two bucks (well, $1.99, plus tax). I bought a box of the multi-grain Cheerios and a box of plain old Cheerios which I figure is better for me as it doesn’t contain sugar. The multi-grain does—at least a little bit.
Yesterday, I was in Walgreens again. More value! A box of Rice Chex cereal for under two dollars? I couldn’t pass that up either.
So now I’ve got five boxes of cereal. I’ve got them lined up on top of my refrigerator. I’m beginning to feel a little bit like Seinfeld, you know, too much cereal in the house, but that’s OK. I find myself so excited about finding cereal values at Walgreens, when I walk to and from, I almost don’t even need my cane! You know, it’s the little things in life. Like cereal prices.
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