*These prices are valid from my store in April 2015. Coupon savings and sale savings not considered.*
I’m all about spending as little money at the grocery store…but sometimes I miss things and in my rush to get in and out of the store, I don’t do an perfect job of comparing prices.
Let me share what happened to me a few weeks back…
My husband likes to take key lime yogurt with his lunch every day. While that seems a little boring and monotonous to me (I like to vary my lunches up from time to time), he takes his key lime yogurt every.single.day.
I’ve been buying the name brand yogurt for him, using coupons when the store has them or when I see them on other printable coupon outlets. I’d been saving when and where I could…BUT…I was not looking to compare prices on this product that I buy every single week. In fact, I hadn’t even looked to see if there was a different brand or store brand for this same flavor of yogurt. I just knew where to grab it, and added it to my cart. It was routine, and it was quick.
The other week I was in the store and just happened to be scanning a little further down in the yogurt section and my eye hit the slightly green packaging of a package of store brand yogurt. What flavor? Key Lime.
I consider myself a pretty savvy grocery shopper. But I completely missed this.
I had no idea that the store brand had this same flavor. Because I’d never really looked.
Want to know the difference in price?
$1.20 per 4 pack.
That’s $62.40 over the course of the year…for this one product…that’d I’d been essentially ‘wasting’ because I hadn’t paid close enough attention.
I immediately started asking myself…what other items that are on my “buy most weeks” list could I save more on?
Cereal, oatmeal, PB/J, applesauce…
What about items on my “buy every now and then” list?
Canned tomatoes, veggies, spices, salad dressings, marinades and condiments…
I quickly discovered that I was leaving a little too much money at the checkout than necessary.
Being the worksheet nerd that I am…I made myself a worksheet…and now I’m sharing it with you. Because I want to help you make some of these ingredients “swaps” the next few times that you go to the grocery store, so you’ll start to see the savings…and just how they will roll up over time!
What are you paying too much for? Let me help you start on your list…
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