Frugal Son and I both love to scan grocery ads. In fact, he sometimes gets annoyed when I send him a list of bargains, thereby depriving him of the pleasure of discovering them for himself (isn't that a continual problem for parents?? Doing too much for the kid? See below. I did it again).
Last week, I spotted a great sale at Savalot, a little discount grocery that does not have an outlet in my town. That doesn't stop me from looking. I noted that the New Orleans stores had a three day sale (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) that included avocados for 50 cents and grapes for 89 cents.
I alerted Frugal Son, for whom a trip to Savalot is a bit of a schlep, especially since he gets around by bike.
Emergency email Sunday morning! Frugal Son says he can't find the avocados in the ad!!! Oh no!!! They changed the ad! I told him I was sure it was till Sunday and--mom-like, for my little guy--called Savalot to ask. Of course, no one answered the phone.
Frugal Son was unsure what to do. Later, I sent him this email:
How was the avocado quest?
This morning came the laconic reply:
Got a few. Only 30.
Newsflash: According to the experts, you can freeze avocados. The texture is compromised, but they are still ok for guacamole.
Image from Tate Gallery.