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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Groceries - deadline 8-23-12 10 am NY time (08/16/12)

TITLE: Blessings In A Cart
By darlene thompson
08/22/12


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Groceries are a costly

necessity and a thief of time. As

consumers, we look for ways to

reduce our cost and time. Because

we cannot exist without them, plan

how to shop. Before going to the

store, check the pantry for what is

needed not wanted. An evaluation of

coupons on-line, in newspapers and

magazines reduces cost. Plan menus for

a week or two. Also, make vegetarian

recipes. They cut prices and enhance

health.

Don't drive all over town to shop.

Have a favorite grocery store and learn

the aisles. This lowers cost and time.

Don't get side-tracked by specials at

the end of the aisles. Check the lower

shelves for savings. Be open to try

generic products that have the same

quality and taste. A large family

should buy in bulk. Check the size and

contents of cans and frozen items.

Volume is another way to save.

Save time by going to the store

during off hours such as very early

mornings, early afternoons and late

nights. Not only time will be saved

but stress will be reduced.

Before checking out, get out the

coupons, reward cards, and payment.

This makes the cashier's job easier.

Help the environment with cloth bags

to reduce plastic and paper. As

Christians, be sensitive to those in

line that are struggling to pay. If

possible, pay it forward. Thank God

for the groceries He has supplied.

By following a few simple steps,

time, money and energy are saved.

Grocery shopping can be a blessing in a

cart.


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CD Swanson 08/24/12
Interesting entry with a lovely meaning. Very good job. Thank you. God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/26/12
This is a great how to story. You give some great advice. Standing in line is a great opportunity to pray for those around us and to offer a smile or some help. It not only serves the others but God as well and when we do that we are also blessed. Nice job.
Vicki J. Cypcar08/28/12
Love the flow of advice here - Nice job.
Karen Pourbabaee 08/28/12
Your simple advice brings on a freah outlook on grocery shopping...time to pray for others and thank God for His provision during the wait in line....thanks for that spiritual lesson.
Mildred Sheldon08/29/12
Excellent advice about shopping. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
Mildred Sheldon08/29/12
Excellent advice about shopping. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
Mildred Sheldon08/29/12
Excellent advice about shopping. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
Mildred Sheldon08/29/12
Excellent advice about shopping. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing and God bless.