Hope this helps the next time you head into the supermarket to "pick up a few things"! (Let's see if you're thinking what I'm thinking!!!)
1. "Don't put mixed-priced things in one bag. The main offenders are sweet peppers -- if green peppers are $0.99/lb, orange peppers are $1.99/lb and you put them in the same bag, I'm charging you $1.99/lb for the whole thing!.....WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS????
2. "If things are lying on those slanty flat surfaces (lettuce for example), take the stuff that's near the back. Rotating stock means putting old produce at the front so it sells faster. Plus everyone touches it." GOOD TO KNOW!
3. "If you're buying light stuff (chili peppers, mushrooms) and want to be cheap, don't bother putting them in plastic bags. Four chillies in a bag = $0.85; four chillies carried in your hand and put on the scale bag-free = $0.30. For someone who buys $0.99/lb apples instead of $1.49/lb apples, this is a much better strategy for saving money without compromising quality." WOW, WHO KNEW THAT PLASTIC BAG WOULD JACK UP THE PRICE BY SO MUCH!!!!!! AND I PUT EVERYTHING IN PLASTIC BAGS!
4. "Buy onions in the biggest quantities you can eat before they go bad. If you're buying onions once a week, you're doing it wrong. They keep for months, are used in pretty much every dish, and unlike most other fruits/vegetables you're saving a ton of money when you buy them in bulk. A 10lb bag of onions is $5.99, while a 5lb is $3.99."
5. 'Similarly, never buy those 'cuts' of watermelons that are priced by weight. I've stopped so many people from buying $4 cuts of watermelons (about 1/4 of the melon) when they could buy the entire thing for $6." REALLY, REALLY?!?!?!
6. "Bananas are the cheapest fruits. One banana costs, on average, $0.25. Remember this next time you're in a cafeteria or some other lunch-serving place that sells bananas for $0.99 each."
7. "Don't buy asparagus unless they're displayed in water basins. The bottoms of asparagus should be submerged in water; they'll be fresher for longer."
8. "Baby carrots are overpriced. All they are are cut up, peeled carrots in a plastic bag. For the same price, you can buy twice the amount of normal carrots, peel and cut them up yourself." I'M JUST LAZY, OR SAVING TIME :)!
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