There’s nothing more satisfying than those perfectly timed and executed grocery runs. The parking lot is a breeze, your kids (and yourself!) are fed and well-rested, the aisles are cleared in anticipation of your shopping route, and that new register opens at the precise moment you decide to checkout. So satisfying, so delightful – and so, so rare. For the other 364 days in the year, Favado brings you the top 5 potentially day-ruining scenarios and their perfectly zen-like solutions.
Scenario #1: Saturday Afternoon Strolling
Yes, it’s enjoyable for people to be out and about after a hard week. They meander down the aisles, call their friends to see which cheese would go best with which crackers, and stop unannounced to reply to any and all social media stimulation. Life is good for these casual shoppers, but for a seasoned veteran shopper like you, this behavior is a major roadblock. What do you do?
Solution #1: Take a deep breath – you got this! Politely maneuver past the lingering cheese deciders and the cell-phone leaners. Steer clear of any and all sampling stations to maximize your efficiency, but if those tiny grilled cheese sandwiches smell too good to walk past remember: if you can’t beat 'em, join 'em.
Scenario #2: Your Day is a Ticking Time Bomb
You think you can just ‘grab a few things’ on the way home, but quickly realize that your coupons are forgotten, your list is on the back of a napkin in your car, and your window of time is slowing slipping away while you try to scan the weekly ads mid-shopping session. It’s not fun when you (or your family) are tired, unprepared, and hungry. Ever. What do you do?
Solution #2: FAVADO to the rescue! Let Favado keep you organized and ahead of schedule by telling you what’s on sale and where to find it. No need to track down clippable coupons or wonder if the price of chicken is lower at the other store. With your Favado.com app handy, you have it all under control!
Scenario #3: Great Shelf Massacre
You saw a great deal online in the morning and you headed out to cash in on the savings that same afternoon. As you turn into the paper products aisle to score those almost-free paper towels, you realize a very sad thing: sometimes the early bird really does get the worm. What do you do?
Solution #3: Check in with management on when the shelves will be restocked and get strategic. Most sales last for a week, and shipments come in daily. Most of the coupon clippers will have satisfied their needs with the first batch, leaving you to reap the benefits of a mid-week restock.
Scenario #4: Fresh Food Fiasco
You like to shop once a week and eat healthy, but by Thursday you either suffer from empty-fridge or smelly-fridge syndrome. There’s a delicate balance that must be reached, but your Sunday shopping excursion seems to always overdo it or fall a little short. What do you do?
Solution #4: Plan out those meals! Go into your store armed with weapons of mass-organization so that every ingredient has its place in the week and is bought in the right quantity.
Scenario #5: One-Two Checkout Punch
You’re in the home stretch, but your relay team is letting you down as they come around the final lap. Your cashier is confused by your couponing strategies, while your bagger seems to have a greater interest in his weekend plans than making sure your loaf bread doesn’t turn into pita bread. What do you do?
Solution #5: Channel your inter yogi and your outer sensei and turn this moment into an education for this unfortunate pair. If your enthusiasm and expertise still doesn't make headway, calmly ask for a more experienced cashier or manager to finish your transaction.
Not so hard, right? No matter what scenario pops up on your shopping and savings journey, know that Favado has your back! Keep these 5 scenarios in mind the next time you hit the aisles to ensure you leave feeling victorious. Let your inner coupon and shopping master shine!