Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A case in point-know your prices!
I was hoping to also stock up on this same brand of frozen tater tots, fries, and onion rings yet was only able to get onion rings yesterday, as they were out of the fries and tots. I first became familiar with this company, when I was purchasing Angel Food. The potato items come from Canada, the berries are a USA product-both meet my criteria as I am fussy about country of origin, as concerns my food choices.
When we hit Xpect Discounts yesterday, I was able to get 32 oz bags of TJ Farms tots (we decided not to get fries also, even though they were there). I paid $1.86. Usual SALE price on tots at the grocers is $2-$2.50 for store brand, $ Ore Ida. The bags bought at DT are less in weight (20 oz) but are an ever better deal as that equals $1.60/32 oz pkg-the normal size weight that this product comes in. Onion rings are also a lower weight, BUT these are whole onion rings, not bits/pieces so a quality product, IMO.
Back to the blueberries. We also saw these same blueberries @ Xpect, and as expected, they were in larger weight packages, this time 12 oz instead of the 10 oz that I had just bought. The kicker? Xpect is charging $2.89/12 oz or the equivalent of $2.41 for the 10 oz bags I just bought. I much prefer spending $1/10 oz =$1.20/12 oz. So yes, know your prices, do the math and discount stores aren't always unilaterally the best sources for all groceries.