Like any child (and many adults) my son LOVES ice cream and asks for it anytime he sees or hears the ice cream truck. It doesn't help that there's a ice cream truck parked right on our corner. But paying $2.00 (or more) everyday for one ice cream cone has quickly sent me over the weekly budget.
I felt it was time to teach my son the benefits of enjoying ice cream at home. Of course this would also benefit my budget. Win win! Of course I decided to visit my local Duane Reade to see their ice cream options. LOL
Being a tech savvy mom I decided to check out the Duane Reader online to see what the current sales are. Checking online also helps me take a quick inventory of items I might need to stock-up on. All from the comfort of my computer chair!
Not only is it easy to use the Duane Reader online but there's all sorts of cool rollover features for the products that give you more shopping options. You can view items single page or four page at a time. It loads quickly and is easy to use.
Guess what I saw while checking out the Duane Reader online? Häagen-Dazs was on sale 2 for $7. What a ice cream score! I told my son we're going to get ice cream and off to Duane Reade we went! Zoom!
I was surprised to see the Duane Reade under renovation but excited for the changes. Duane Reade is really updating their store image and store sections to service the customers better.
Once inside the store I grabbed a Duane Reader to take with me while I shopped. I checked to make sure what I saw online was the same in store. It was! Ice cream still on sale!
We headed to the ice cream first. With a sale like that I worried the ice cream would be sold out. Thankfully a new shipment came in and they were restocking. I allowed my son to picked up his flavor (chocolate) and then I chose a flavor for myself (rum raisin). Hey moms enjoy ice cream also!
After we scored the ice cream, we walked around the store checking out the different items. Of course I took more photo of items we saw while shopping and I've added them in my Google + photo album: Buying Ice Cream at Duane Reade
My mom came along on our shopping trip and spent some time with my son in the cars section. I decided to see what spring summer items I could find for my son.
I found these very cool swim goggles and inflatable arm bands for when my son goes to the pool this summer.
I also checked out some items for hand and back pain and support. I do a lot of sitting and typing so items like these are VERY useful for me. Glad I can find them at my local Duane Reade. Then it was time to check out and headed home.
On the way home my son was so excited to eat his ice cream. I'm sure the other people on the bus thought we were crazy since we were so happy. LOL
I barely made it into the apartment before my son was grabbing at the bag for his ice cream. I quickly unpacked and gave him two full scoops to enjoy. He of course loved it. I loved that I can now save my ice cream money! Thank you Duane Reade!
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