-- HACKENSACK, N.J.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Confusing and conflicting price signs at the ShopRite in Paramus had an upside:
On Thursday, I received a 3-pound bag of organic sweet potatoes and a jar of imported pasta sauce for free.
Normally, the organic sweet potatoes are $5.98, but they were placed on a shelf with a $3.99 price sign for a second organic brand, which was out of stock.
The Botticelli Fra Diavolo Premium Pasta Sauce from Italy was displayed near the liquor section for $1.99 (24-ounce jar).
But the two jars in my cart rang up at $2.99 each, so I was given one for free and the other for $1.99.
|CONFLICTING SIGNS: In the pasta aisle, Botticelli Premium Pasta Sauce from Italy, with no added sugar, was on sale for $2.99 with a store card, but a display near the supermarket's liquor section had the same bottled sauce for $1.99 each.|
|HOW SWEET IT IS: I baked the free organic sweet potatoes from ShopRite at 350 degrees until they were soft and their natural sugar oozed out of them.|