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Here’s a pretty simple tip for when you’re grocery shopping: check the unit price. When you’re trying to decide the best deal between two brands or sizes look at the label where the price is and, usually, in the bottom left or right corner in tiny print (they make it hard for you) you’ll see how much the item cost per ounce or pound.
The lower the unit price the better the savings.
The unit price isn’t always lowest on store brand items or even an item with a coupon. Sometimes you can get a better deal if you buy two of a smaller quantity than the larger.
For example, Say I’m looking at a 32oz bag of peas for $2.56, but the 16oz bag of peas are $1.19. If I buy two of the 16oz bags, then I only pay $2.38 saving $ .18. It’s not much of a savings, but if I buy that item each week for a year I’ve saved $9.36.
Even though that doesn’t seem like much when you apply the unit price principle to every item on your grocery cart (especially the more expensive items) your savings will definitely add up!
That’s my tip for the week, what’s yours?
How are you living on less?
This post linked to Life as Mom Frugal Friday.