Knowing your prices

Close-up of a woman using a calculator at the grocery storeLearn the prices of foods you buy most often, so you can tell whether a sale is really a bargain.  You might even write the prices in a little notebook.  Stores sometimes say a food is on “special” without lowering the price.  Beware of quantity specials, too.   Usually when an item such as pasta or canned soup is on sale for “10 for $10,” you don’t have to buy 10 to get the sale price. You can usually buy as few or as many as you like, and each one will cost a dollar. The sign should tell you if fewer would be priced differently.  And if you’re not sure, ask a store employee. The more you know, the more you can save.

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