Oh, how I miss Caribou and their happy hour specials.
But what my new grocery store does have is a plus card. Really, the plus card isn't cool on its own. The part I love is that I can load coupons onto the plus card off the internet! Why is this so cool? Because, it is very likely that I might have a printed coupon and a coupon on the card, which means I get double savings!
For instance, I bought a package of Yoplait Plus Light yogurt (4 pack). I had a $1-off coupon from the paper and I had loaded a $1-off coupon to my plus card. The yogurt, originally $2.89, costed me $.89.
Yesterday, I bought some Cheerios on sale for $1.79. I had completely forgotten about a coupon loaded on my plus card for $.75-off. I got a box of Cheerios for $1.04. I was floating on a cloud the rest of the day.
Another perk of the plus card is for every $100 I spend, I get $.10-off per gallon of gas at the Kwik Shop. So far, we get this savings everytime we fill up.
So, my new grocery store may not have Caribou; or as many samples; or my friendly Hy-Vee man; or cup holders; or be right across the street, but maybe the plus card can make up for some of that.