Five Overpriced Grocery Items You Shouldn’t Buy

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Grocery stores are essential places to visit and shop at when it comes to buying food items, like fruits and vegetables, meat, bread, grains, and a plethora of other goodies. Many of us like to think of ourselves as savvy shoppers who know what a good deal is – and a bad one – when we see it. There is definitely a place and a time to use and buy from specific places, grocery stores included! While it may be very tempting to use the grocery store as a one-stop shop, as they carry pretty much everything, you may want to try the dollar store or a specialty store for other overpriced items.

Here are five overpriced grocery items you shouldn’t buy:

1. Pre-sliced veggies and fruits

Why spend more on what would only take a few more seconds to do after taking it out of the bag? Grocery stores often have great prices on produce depending when and where you go. Avoid getting pre-sliced fruits and veggies if you want more bang for your buck and just choose whole fruits and veggies to be cut when you want them!

2. Personal care products

Yes, they sell shampoo and conditioner and face wash at the grocery but it doesn’t mean you should shell out the money there! You can easily slash prices significantly by going to the dollar store or a drug store like CVS, Wal-Mart or Rite-Aid, which will offer coupons and more savings.

3. Cut up meat

Most of the time, grocery stores also have incredible sales on great cuts of meat. While you’re paying for convenience, it’s best to save that money and just ask the butcher to cut it up for you or go old school, grab a butcher knife and have at it at home!

4. Laundry detergent

Instead, purchase it from stores like Target or Wal-Mart where they tend to have sales and coupons for detergents.

5. Bakery items

Things that are pre-made at a grocery store are always marked up. You are essentially paying for the baker’s time as well as experience. Instead, buy a box of your favorite bakes good and make it at home yourself. Definitely cheaper and more fresh for you!

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