HACK: THE KEY TO PURCHASE GROCERIES EFFCTIVELY and SPEND MONEY WISELY is BY COMPARING STORE PRICES to PREVENT WASTE of MONEY and FOOD.
It is so simple. Many years ago, I decided to draft a list of my favorite grocery stores with the list of the product that I purchase often from them. I print a copy weekly and highlight what I need.
Then later, I took it to another level, when I noticed that the same product had different prices per stores, and at times significant. So, I added prices to my list and identified products exactly by pound, ounces, etc. I must say that I was up for a nice surprise.
Today, I want to share my groceries format list with you, in case that you decide to draft a list of your favorite grocery stores and get your products at a cheaper price. Hope you like it, smile.
I developed 2 columns for my large retailers, COSTCO and Sam’s.
I also developed a similar chart for my other day-to-day shopping: Lidl, Walmart, Wegman’s, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Some Asian and Latin Markets that carry products that I use either regularly or not as often. To give you an example, this is just one of the comparisons I did on 7 stores. However, be aware that produce and other products change prices every now and then:
Item: One 12oz can of Carnation Brand Evaporated Milk Price:
Store #1: $1.38
Store #2: $1.25
Store #3: $2.53
Store #4: $1.00
Store #5: $1.50
Store #6: .81 (Costco Kirkland brand)
This is just in one product. But if you purchase 6 cans, this is what you could be paying:
6 cans @ $2.53ea. = $15.18
6 cans @ $1.38ea. = $ 8.28
6 cans @ .81ea. = $ 4.86
The question is, what are you willing to pay to save?
To me is totally worth it to spend some time developing these charts that save me lots of dollars.
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