Going grocery shopping can be a hassle, especially when you have a whole load of things you need to buy and a limited budget to do so. Having a list and sticking to it may be helpful. Do you know what’s also helpful? Entirely avoiding certain items on that list.
Some may include unexpected and unhealthy ingredients while others are significantly more expensive at the supermarket than at dollar stores or than to make at home. Click through to find out what you need to cross off your supermarket shopping list.
Bottled coffee & tea
When you’re in a hurry, pre-bottled coffee or tea seems like the perfect option. But at a closer look, you will see they’re not really that perfect.
For one, a Starbuck’s Bottled Frappuccino usually found in supermarkets includes 8 teaspoons of sugar while an AriZona Iced Tea contains 6 teaspoons of sugar. Secondly, such products are also more expensive than their coffeeshop counterparts.
Try: Brew your own coffee or prepare double-strength tea. You can store them in your fridge for almost a week and serve them with cream or sugar whenever you want.
2 thoughts on “9 Things You Should Cross Off Your Supermarket List”
The only items where an expiration date is important is fresh Dairy. Almost all of the expiration dates on packaged products are BS. Himalayan salt comes tells you how many millions of years it has been in the ground, and an expiration date of 9 months, they dug that up in the nick of time. Bottles of water have expiration dates, is the water going to go bad? If in a plastic bottle it probably wasn’t healthy a minute after being bottle due to chemicals leaching, in a glass bottle you won’t live long enough for it to go bad. Buying staples like motor oil or ATF at a dollar store, can destroy your engine or transmission. Automotive fluids need to match the requirements of the vehicle, not be cheap. RTFM (read the fine manual) and purchase only what your vehicle requires.
important things I never thought about when purchasing certain items at the dollar stores