Dishgracepoint Poll - weekly specials

Every week I post specials from grocery stores in the Alameda - Berkeley area. In the beginning I wanted to focus on meat because it's the most effective way to reduce costs (for example, buying chicken from store X @ $1.99 instead of store Y @ 3.99 could save about $40 for a large group dinner) whereas other items would not be as dramatic (probably a couple dollars here and there).

So I'm left with a dilemma: should I post more (which could be useful, but would clutter up the blog and lead to long posts for items that wouldn't save as much) or keep it short with just meat (which I feel is the most bang for the buck in terms of posting space). Also I don't have as much experience with produce pricing so I don't really know what's a good deal for certain items and will just post what's advertised.

Anyways, you can vote to the column on the top right. If there is a majority, I'll start posting produce and whatever else you guys want. Also, if there's something else you'd like to see (desserts, drinks, snacks), you can leave a comment and I'll add it on to the options.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see other things now and then but I agree that it would clutter up the blog. There's so much produce out there and if I wanted to know the price I could read the circular I get in the mail.

I like that I could quickly read what's on sale. It's such a time saver! thanks!

jennchen said...

I agree with the first comment =) I think that prices of produce depend on what's available. For example, in SF there are a lot of Chinese supermarkets nearby where we can get stuff at good prices.

Barbara said...

It would be nice to see a fruit-of-the-week special. But produce can turn into a whole new section (a la Joe Carcione, the Green Grocer). I bet none of you young 'uns know who that is ;).

Sarah Chu said...

Personally I think meat is the thing that costs the most when doing meals so this alone saves us a lot of $ and even worry of whether or not we got a good deal for that meal or not. You're doing great Tom! I think for the rest of the stuff you can't beat China town so if people want produce that's the best place to go (even though the traffic is terrible)...aside from that, sfwy or lucky's are ok in price. But the meat alone is a big cost. Thanks for wanting to know what the users/readers want!

George said...

I think it would be good to post specials on some specialty items, uncommon foods, or particularly good deals. E.g., post when papayas go on sale, or when there's a crazy deal on corn.

tomkim said...

I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!