I buy smaller packages of products when I can get a better unit price by using a coupon. Since I get double and triple coupons by shopping at Kroger, I am often able to get the smaller products at a significant savings.
Many people advocate buying in bulk at warehouse clubs to save money, but for most families it becomes a temptation to spend more money rather than an opportunity to save money. My family used to joke about not being able to walk out of Costco without spending $100, and this is true for many people who shop at warehouse clubs. Warehouse clubs do offer some great deals, but you have to be careful not to be tempted to buy the not so great deals or the extra things that you don’t need.
I carry around a calculator with me so that I can calculate the unit prices of products when I have a question about which size of package to buy. It’s all about the percentage savings that coupons can get you, that is why a coupon that only requires the purchase of one item is usually more valuable. So, next time you are at the grocery store, check the unit prices! You may learn something new!
Read Coupon Tips #1 – 16 here.