Fresh and Easy, Not so Easy

“If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends.
If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.

JEFF BEZOS

I bought diapers last week for $19.99 (a big box) and this week they are on sale even more.  I took in my reciept and they would not give me the difference.  Grrrrrr.  They went through 3 people/ managers to tell me they do not do that.  On top of that, they don’t take manufacturer coupons- double Grrrrrr!  Ok, rant over for now!

A Smile on My Face

So the morning got off to a rough start, but hubby made it to his morning mtg, we got out the door by 11 and now my kiddos are both sleeping soundly so I can read blogs!

We went to a Fresh and Easy grand opening and used our $5 off a $20 purchase to buy baby food and we got a free cloth grocery bag too! Some day my kiddos will be out of diapers so I won’t need plastic grocery bags to dispose of their poopy diapers!! But hey, I won’t turn down a free tote bag.

I found clearance diapers at Walgreens next which always makes me happy. I also used 1 or 2 coupons on each item I bought from there (yay for coupons).

And we found our missing trashcan being used by the neighbors 3 doors down. It blew away in the wind on Saturday, but I got up the courage to walk down there and carry it back to our house!!

And the kids have been sleeping calmly for like 2 hours already! Anyone else having a great day?

My Fresh and Easy Review

So we keep getting these coupons in the mail for $5 off of your $20 dollar purchase at the new Fresh and Easy grocery store that is right by our church.  What the heck, the boys will fall asleep in the car on the way home, and so we went there today to check it out and use our coupon =o) 

So my first dilemma was where to park- in the hybrid parking only space or the adult with children space??  Yeah, a special spot for people who drive hybrids AND a special spot if you have kids!?!?  I thought about double parking, but I picked the adult with kids spot because it was closer.

                     

Note to self- you’re supposed get a shopping cart before you enter the store!!

Well the first thing I see caught my fancy and I had to make a desperation call to hubby during his LDS networking meeting today to tell him my excitement: “Honey, they have 24 packs of bottled water for only $1.99 which is a screaming deal!”  (The normal sale price anywhere I’ve ever seen is $2.99 for the same size and amount of bottled water). “And they have pretty packs of strawberries for only 94 cents too!” 

I could go on and on about their great organic food items, how they are really environmentally friendly with their special lighting that uses less energy than most places, and their friendly cashier person,  or tell you about their little recycling station where you can bring in your items from home to put in their recycling bins, or maybe about their great selection of produce and a really reasonable price, and lets not forget their trendy cloth reusable bags to put your groceries in, BUT I’m not into all that really.  I was actually pretty happy that their plastic grocery sacks were larger than my normal grocery chain, because they’ll be a great fit in my bathroom trash cans or for wrapping up poopy diapers, because that’s how we “go green” by reusing things at my house! 

The place has the best deal in town on bottled water!!!!  Is anyone else finding this ironic that the trendy green earth friendly store is selling bottled water way below their competitors???

Regardless, we are going back often (until the 22nd when their Grand Opening Specials are through) to buy our limit of 5 packs of bottled water to help our water storage.  Water for $1.99 people is a great deal!!  And the grocery store was a cute little place too, but definitely not replacing my normal store (Smith’s, in case you were wondering).