Sam’s & Box Turtles

Today I made a quick run to Sam’s Club. I love the fact that you can place your order online and then pick it up. They do all the shopping and have it loaded into buggies when you get there. I love it almost as much as Amazon Prime.

I placed a HUGE order yesterday afternoon. I haven’t been in a few, maybe several, months and with the recent move and hurricane we were really needing to stock up. I guess when it’s cold I get into ‘hibernation’ mode. This was a good thing when we lived in colder places and would sometimes be snowed in or without power for weeks at a time but I guess it really isn’t necessary here. I still like to have a well stocked pantry and I try to keep my freezers stocked as well.

I left early this morning as the closest Sam’s is about an hour away. I try to get there first thing so I can get in and out quickly. Much to my surprise I received the message that the order was ready as I was pulling into the parking lot. I walked right in and scanned my card. Within a few minutes we were loading up my Yukon. And load it up we sure did.

We got a variety of items this time around. Milk, eggs, yogurt, butter, sugar, chicken, pork chops, hamburger, potatoes, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, apples, bananas, rice, pastas, household supplies, and various other things we use.

The guy helping me load thought I had a daycare… I guess I kind of do.

I must say that this was one of the best trips I’ve made. I think we saved over $50, with in-store promotions, which isn’t great when you consider I spent about $700 but most of these items will not need to be replaced for a couple of months, at least. The convenience of getting it all at once and not running around was well worth it.

The customer service was also great and they helped load my vehicle which was a plus too. I did take a cooler with me for some of the cold products like ice cream. I also took my grocery bags but they had most of the stuff boxed up nicely. I was impressed!

Upon arriving at home the kids were super excited to help unload the groceries. Once unloaded there were boxes all over the kitchen and the dining room.

It was quite a mess but we started with the cold stuff and then worked out way through the bathroom supplies, then the dry goods, and finally I am finishing up with the meat I had in the cooler. Yay!

Now I just need to find homes for the big packages of toilet paper and paper towels. I’m thinking they will fit under my bed for now.

In a bit I will go over the receipt and check to see what items were out of stock so we can make a trip to the local Walmart and then we should be set for a little bit. I still need to do another trip for some more toiletries and a few other items that I didn’t get on this run but that won’t be for another week or two.

The kids had a lot of fun helping and were constantly trying to guess, or suggest, what we should make with the different foods. They also helped to straighten and organize the lower cabinets.

The most fun they had was with the boxes. Their little imaginations went crazy. The boxes became everything from box cars to box turtles. I’m gonna have to carry most of them out in a bit. Hopefully storing them in the wash shed so I can use them as I declutter the porch that is still a work in progress.

I’m really thankful that we do have the second refrigerator and freezer out in the wash shed. I was able to use both of those store some of my purchases. I am planning on hanging a dry erase board in the kitchen to keep track of what foods are in the freezers and second fridge. Another project for my ToDo list.

Anyways I still have a few things to finish up before I make lunch and get everyone down for quiet time. I might even try to sneak in a little nap if I can.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend!

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