Have you noticed that products are getting smaller and prices are either going up or staying the same? Well you are right! There are quite a few articles that have been released supporting this: (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92426936) (http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/business/consuminginterests/blog/2008/03/less_is_more.html) (http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-06-11-shrinking-sizes_N.htm) (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25570106/ns/business-consumer_news/)
With the economy, many manufacturers have reduced the sizes of their packages and kept the prices the same. What does this mean??? You may have to buy more and you definitely end up paying more for less.
- Shop Alone: Shopping with children usually adds a few extra items to your cart.
- The highest priced items are usually located at chest level. Reach up or kneel down to SAVE.
- Purchase frozen veggies in packages for $1.00. They are healthier than the canned and cheaper.
- Do not buy frozen prepared meals. It is cheaper and healthier to make your meals and freeze them on your own.
- Do not shop when you are hungry. This will add more items to your shopping cart.
- Buy your cheese in bulk and shred it on your own and store it in the refrigerator.
- Make your own pizza. Pizza dough and sauce costs ~$1.75. I will post a recipe soon to help with this.
- Freeze your meals and reheat them for lunch throughout the week.
- Do not buy soda. Soda increases your waist line and your bill at the grocery store. Soda is not part of the Mediterranean diet and is a source of health troubles for many. By eliminating soda, some people have lost up to 20 pounds.
- Buy in-season produce or plant a garden.
What is your favorite tip? Do you have any tips for our readers??