February 19, 2011
Butter - On sale
I have a question for each of you. The butter that I have bought recently was on sale for $1.99 for a 1 lb. package. But it is not the butter that comes in 4 quarter sticks, but is a 1 lb. solid chunk of butter.
Now for the question, would you buy this butter even if it meant that you would have to let it sit on the counter til it is almost soft and cut it into 1/4 lb. sticks yourself? What about if it's expiration date was February 24th - less than 1 week away?
I am freezing this butter and when I plan to use it, I will take it out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter. Then I will cut it into 4 sticks myself.
I am willing to do this to save money. I was in that store today and I was surprised to see a great deal of this butter still left in the cooler at the store. I watched people pick it up and then realizing it was a 1 lb. solid and not quarter sticks, they put it back and reached for the 1 lb. package that comes in 4 sticks. They were willing to pay $1.50 more for the butter being cut into 4 sticks.
I never thought I would look at sticks of butter as a convenience food, but I guess to many people it is.