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Price per Ounce

When you’re shopping in a busy store, figuring out which size or what brand to buy can be mind-boggling. That screaming child (whether it’s yours or someone else’s) is making concentration about as impossible as winning the lottery.

Well, for one, this is why I always carry a calculator with my couponing pouch. Two, the good news is that in most stores, and on most items, the hard work has been done for you. There are exceptions like the produce department and medical items, but for the most part, in the grocery section of the store, there are these little tags that can save you multiple gray hairs.

Look directly under the item, typically in the same area as the price tag, and you’ll see what appears to be a completely random number off in its own little section. However, this number isn’t so random and you, my dear reader, should consider it a Godsend. This little number is known as the ‘price per ounce,’ and you could be paying A LOT more attention to it. Think the small bottle always costs more? You just might be wrong. That used to hold true, but more and more, packaging is changing and manufacturers are hoping you don’t notice.  The truth of the matter is, that the smaller bottles are frequently becoming the cheaper option and if you aren’t checking the price per ounce you likely won’t notice the difference. Given the economy and the typically greedy backbone of most corporations, companies are placing dents in the bottom of bottles and smaller bags in boxes. Nothing too noticeable to the naked eye, but one look at the price per ounce or even the ounces on a container and you very well could be looking at a brand new number. So next time you’re shopping, take a second to check up on the price per ounce because it’s changing all over the place. Read the rest of this entry »

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