Cashing in on Couch Potatoes

For bargain hunters such as myself, The Wedge’s current deal on Muir Glen pasta sauce is like hitting the jackpot.

Instead of the usual $4 or so per jar, The Wedge is selling Muir Glen for $2.50.

And that’s before a $1 Muir Glen coupon for every two jars purchased.

Finally, at checkout, The Wedge gives members (I am) a $3.75 monthly coupon.

Net price per jar on a purchase of 10:  $1.625 per!

In fact, if you factor in the year-end patronage dividend that Wedge members get, the per unit cost may actually be a few cents less than that.

Worst Deal

So, what’s the worst food deal I’ve seen in the Twin Cities this weekend?

That would be anything at Whole Foods targeting couch potatoes, including guacamole ($8.99/lb); garlic guacamole ($8.99), and artichoke dip ($7.99/lb — that, at “$2 off the regular price!,” mind you. 

Gee, I wonder what major sports event might be prompting demand for munchies this weekend?!?

P.S.:  Whole Foods partially redeemed itself by selling a terrific-looking bake-at-home veggie pizza for $5.99 (vs. the regular $11.99). 

And anyone who doesn’t want to pay up for prepared foods featuring avocado could walk ten feet over and buy individual avocadoes for $1.50/per.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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