Thursday, March 30, 2017
7 Ways to Outsmart the Super Markets (Part 5)
Bust by Bargains
You see the signs: 5 for $10! Buy two get one FREE! 2 for the price of 1! These "bargins" can seem like a great idea, but consider the product you’re saving on. If it’s on your list of super-healthy, nutritious foods, go for it! You’ve helped your health AND your pocketbook. However, consider the product—healthfulness should trump a bargain every time. Do you really need five rolls of cookie dough or a free box of pastries? It's not likely.
Battle plan: If you’re only getting it because it’s on sale, you probably don’t need it. The same rule goes for non-food items like toiletries, cleaning products and household items. No excuses here.
(This is a hard one to pass up. Whether it be donuts, cookies and worse of all, those holiday items that are on sale because the holiday has passed! Think about it. BOGO on Easter candies! BOGO on Christmas cupcakes! BOGO on everything that taste good but sure isn't good for you! Also, I've found that some of the really healthy items such as shrimp are rip-offs. I have a store that says Buy Two Get 3 Free! Well, they raised the price of the 2 that you buy to where they really aren't a very good buy so watch for that too.)