Niagara Gazette — Rajewski said that they'd been in at least twice just to map their route.
"We came in, looked at stuff we wanted to get and used the most," she said. "We went for the stuff we needed — cheese, meat, dog food — and then we just grabbed what we could. I think that we did pretty well."
"I wasn't as nervous, because it was free," said Bartlett, whose personal goal for the spree was $1,200 worth of groceries. "We had nothing to lose."
When the items was rung up on a cash register, Rajewski and Bartlett's final total was $1,204.78, an amount Brocato said falls somewhere in the middle in the shopping sprees he's seen.
"We've gone from $400-$600 on the low end to over $4,000," he said. "But that was a five-minute shopping spree."
Every shopping spree he's witnessed has showcased different priorities and a different plan, Brocato said. One woman catered her sister's wedding from her spree.
"You just never know," he said. "They're always fun."
After their shopping excursion, Rajewski and Bartlett were honored with a small reception including cake, sparkling juice and other items at the front of the store. While they both accepted a slice of cake, there was one snack tray that went conspicuously untouched.
"We're not having any cheese," Bartlett said. "We have enough of that."