I used my meal plan as a grocery list this week, slipping products in my cart in a hurry.
When I sat down to breakfast, I realized that the "light butter" I bought per my meal plan was the very same Land O Lakes Light Butter that has been advertised on my Yahoo email page for weeks.
Effective product placement, or subconscious advertising?
As a frugal consumer, how much can you tune out the marketing around you? Do you use promotions to your advantage, or do you fall victim to the hype?