Friday, August 21, 2009
Do The Math
I went to Target because the Family Cats needed canned food. ( Note: A red t-shirt looks nice with tan chinos, but do NOT wear those two items together when you go to Target, or everyone will ask you where to find things.) Because of my attire, I was in a hurry to get out of there. I buy multi-packs of Friskies, since the little darlings are hearty eaters, bless them. The shelves were unusually bare, and the only multi-pack was a "poultry variety pack" of 32 cans for $14.69. I didn't know what to do. I didn't have time to go to another store, and poultry is not the kitties' favorite. I looked at the individual cans, which included flavors that they do like, and saw that they were $0.44 each. Wait a minute. I took out my cell phone which, of course, has a calculator in it, and did the math. If you divide $14.69 by 32, it comes to 45.9 cents per can. The multi-pack was more expensive than the individual cans. Are they kidding? Don't they know everyone has a cell phone with a calculator? I bought 32 cans of the flavors they like and saved 61 cents. They can't fool me. At least not when I have a calculator.