Tuesday Tip on Frugality– I will offer a tip in regards to coupons, and organization.
Tip#18: Avoid big-box stores and buy the smaller size.
I love shopping. In fact I am in the stores almost everyday observing shopping patterns. I also observe the hits and misses that some consumers face. There are lots of consumers who prefer to shop at big box stores because they feel like they are getting the best bang for their buck.
A big box store, has a physical layout of a large square box, and also offers a variety of merchandise to its consumers. Stores like Walmart, BJ’s Wholesale, Best Buy, and Ikea are some examples. I personally do not own a membership and do not prefer to shop there unless I am getting free items. Even then, I accompany a member to the store. These stores also carry multipacks of food & common household items. I do not believe that my membership is valuable if I am only getting one item.
For instance, BJ’s Wholesale sells Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon for $7.99. Let’s do the math.
Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon 4-pk $7.99
If you do the math it is $2.00 a pack. It only comes in one size.
You can freeze the remaining bacon for later use, so it comes out cheaper. In a normal grocery store, it runs for $5.00 a pack. If you buy 4 packs at this rate, you will end up paying $20.
Let’s say you want to purchase the Barilla Elbow Noodles 6 pack for $12.99.
If you break the price down, you are paying$2.16 a box.
There is a coupon for .45 off one box of Barilla. The price at Shoprite this week is $1.10
Using the coupon and sale, the final price comes out to .20 cents a box!
Which do you choose? Let me know your thoughts on big box shopping!
Erica @ MzCouponn 2 Savvy