Ok, here is the answer to the question from earlier today.
I was at Aldi and needed instant pudding and as I pulled it off the shelf I was thinking how much more this must be costing me than buying in the bulk section of a grocery store that I get to every once in a while. The funny thing was I got to that grocery store that evening and thought well I better stock up on instant pudding, so I bought some. I came home and decided to find out how much more it costs me when I buy little boxes rather than bulk. Here is what I found out:
Aldi 3.4 oz box $0.49 or $2.31/lb.
Bulk from grocery store $3.89/lb.
Unbelievable the box from Aldi is cheaper. That means I was paying $1.58 a pound more every time I purchased this item bulk! Makes me wonder what else I’m overpaying for every time I purchase from their bulk section.
This shows it is a very good idea to have a price list for the items you buy. I have one but never priced out things like pudding, as I always assumed bulk was cheaper. Lesson learned, don’t assume, take a second and figure it out and possibly save a considerable amount of money over time. Not all savings on grocery items come from cutting coupons.
Do you have a price list? What items have you been purchasing at what you thought was the best price only to find out it wasn’t?