July 15, 2008

Always check the date!



Got milk?
Got milk for $1.45/gallon?



One of the ways I have been saving big money lately is checking the expiry dates on items. You would be shocked how many items have expiry dates. Here is a small list - some of these are obvious.. others, not so much.

Milk
cereal
candy
soda
water
all pre-packaged produce
meat (including deli meat)
alcohol
baby formula
sun tan lotion
toothpaste
deodorant
moisturizers
gum
energy bars
all over the counter meds
peanuts
juices
cookies
crackers
batteries
makeup

and many more!




Check the date - if it's getting close ask for a discount! I found hotdogs that expired the day before I went shopping (the store should have thrown them out) - I got them for 25 cents each. Do you know how many preservativtes are in a hotdog? I threw them all in my freezer.

I found perfect pre-packaged brocolli (I don't normally buy pre-packaged veggies) that were going to expire in 2 days. I asked if they would knock down the price - he was happy to - $1.79 to 25 cents! These stores have to throw out expired items... and any money they could have made too!

I get milk half price milk 4 days before it is set to expire - it's worth it to check the dates!


Grocery Spending:
zero :)
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