Tuesday, July 26, 2011

That's Worth 87 Cents

Anyone remember my amazing ability to get the very last drop of cleanser from a tube?
Yes, I am cheap.
Er, frugal.
Er, whatever.
I don't like to spend money when it isn't necessary.
So, last week when I was at the grocery store I was comparing prices between two brands of wild rice. One of them was 87 cents cheaper than the other and I thought I need look no further. I would get brand Cheap-o and be on my way.
But I did look further.
And I'm glad.
While reading the boxes, I noticed brand Cheap-o "Cooks in 25 minutes." But brand 87 Cents More "Cooks in 5 minutes".

Friends, it did NOT take me 20 minutes to figure out that I would rather spend the 87 cents and save the twenty minutes.
Yep. dinner prep just got a little easier. And I think that is totally worth 87 cents!

Karen

4 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

totally worth it!!

Jerralea said...

That reminds me of a couple old sayings: "You Get What You Pay For" and "Time Is Money." I think you did the right thing!

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - I'm glad you agree. ;o)

Jerri - Yeah, because twenty minutes of my time is certainly worth 87 cents. hahaha

Patricia/NYC said...

Time is priceless, so yep, I agree, totally worth it! :)

And I am now cutting the ends off of my tubes of lotions/creams to get the most out of them! ;)