I was thinking over the weekend about the Subway deal, you know the jingle: 5, 5, 5 dollar foot-long!" Whoever created that campaign did not get paid enough!! A foot-long costs $5 while the 6-inch remains at the regular price. My usual, which sadly the Subway person knows me and usually gets out the three subs I normally buy, is about $3.69. My problem comes when I know I should be getting the six-inch, but the foot-long is way cheaper...but is it?
How much are you willing to pay for convenience? There are several things that I used to buy in bulk that I would not even dream about touching now. Chips and crackers usually enter the house in individual packs now, cookies the same. But there are also things that have made it into the house that hadn't in the past like the quart container of fat-free yogurt and the big packs of Craisins (I know they're not the best choice, but much better than before).
This past week, I splurged by picking up a bulk container of almonds. I received an ounce tin before Christmas and am trying to limit myself to one tin per day.
Unfortunately, I have a hard time passing up a deal, so my 6-inch sub has turned into a foot-long for the time being and I know the scale shows it. How do you pass up a deal?