If you are a slave to your grocery store it is time to wake up and free yourself. Grocery stores are a great place to shop for everything you need in one convenient location. Yet the grocery store model is based on offering basic everyday items at a low or normal price while having a very high price on items that are bought irregularly. With that in mind, we want to outline the four items you should never buy at a grocery store.
For years the grocery store was the only place I knew where I could buy greeting cards. Yet in reality that is only the place that will charge you $5 a pop. If you go to a discount store you can get them for 50c. Even better you can go online and order personalized cards for less than your local grocery standard issue cards.
I always assumed batteries were just incredibly expensive and decided it was one of the pain points of modern life. Not so. Batteries can be really cheap especially if you buy them in bulk. Amazon sells its own brand of cheap batteries that should do the trick.
I never understood why people bought magazines. They are incredibly expensive and run out of date pretty quickly. Yet if you subscribe to a magazine you can get a year’s subscription for the same price as a handful at a grocery store.
Spices, grains, beans
This is a big category but the reality is you pay a lot for a 500gram bag of (insert your favorite herb here) when you could go to a wholegrains bulk store and buy a year’s supply for next to nothing. Oats, although not that expensive in the grocery store, are the best example. A 500-gram bag could set you back two to three dollars while it will cost you about 5 dollars for 5 kilos in a natural foods store.