Like most of my readers, I work full-time and I’m
exhausted a busy parent. One of my favourite time-saving grocery deals is the unadvertised Sweet Saturday special at Metro grocery stores in Ontario.
The 3 lb (1.36 kg) cut fruit carousel that is regularly priced at $14.99 is $5 off on Saturdays. There are taxes on prepared food, which brings the cost to $11.29 but this deal is worth every penny. Cantaloupe and honeydew can cost anywhere from $3-$5 each, depending on where you shop, and I can only find watermelon sold by weighed slices during the winter months. The carousel also includes pineapple and a couple of strawberries. I do cut my own pineapple on occasion, and by eyeballing the amount of cut fruit, I think that they probably include an entire pineapple. When you factor in that someone else has already done the hard work of peeling and cutting all the fruit and disposing the rinds, this deal is a fantastic (and healthy) bargain!