Remember that manufacturers are very savvy when it comes to raising prices for food and basic necessity items. They count on the fact you will remember the price but not the exact weight or price per unit of an item. By using the price per unit signs you get a better understanding of the actual price. Here are some things to remember when shopping:
Here are some things to look for that can save you money when shopping:
- Instead of raising prices, manufacturers change packages by making them smaller hoping you don't notice you are paying the same price for a few ounces less.
- Sale items are not necessarily a better price than non-sale items.
- Watch out for sale price tags that give a price for per item instead of per pound. This happens especially for produce, fish and other meat and deli products.