A message from Chicago On The Cheap
Greetings. I thought about publishing a “How to stock up for a quarantine” post but there are a zillion out there already. Even though we’re facing great uncertainty right now I’m will try to publish as usual when not out searching for food!
Pretty much everything is closed, postponed or canceled
For the immediate future, assume everything is closed and canceled. I can’t keep up with the cancellations in my posts.
Every bargain hunter knows that to save money you must always be flexible, so we know you will adapt to the changes
My mission of helping you to live well and spend less remains unchanged. We’ll just have to do things at home for a little while. I’m working on updating those posts and to come up with new ideas.
As all you bargain hunters out there know we can expect more deals and discounts, as businesses look for ways to increase sales in the months ahead. It will also be important for us to get out there when this subsides and support our local businesses and their employees.
COTC is here no matter what
We’re also a small business that may be adversely affected financially, as the economy struggles in the foreseeable future. You help us stay afloat every time you visit our site, share a post through social media or purchase an item via an affiliate link. I’m not going anywhere, but every little bit helps. Thank you, in advance.
How to stock up for a quarantine (Don’t forget booze!)
My cupboards were mostly bare as I eat out a lot. When I heard restaurants were closing in Seattle I decided to lay in some staples. The first thing I did was an inventory of what I had in stock. Then I ordered from Target and Walmart. There are a lot of things that both stores no longer ship. They want you to pick it up, or in Target’s case, pay for same day delivery. Also Walmart was selling lots of items, for home delivery, in cases only – as in a six pack of peanut butter or a a twelve pack of jam! So for the balance of items I went to the store. I didn’t buy anything I wouldn’t ordinarily eat and purchased normal quantities. Most lists of what to stock up are the same except one thing they’re all missing is booze! Don’t forget your favorite adult beverages and mixers.
Be careful out there! Carol