I feel like I can’t say this enough: Flashy signs distract us from the REAL deals. I’ve been using a lot of cream lately. Freshly made whipped cream is just SUCH a compliment to the fresh strawberries and heavy or whipping cream makes it so delicious with just a little bit of sugar added in. Don’t get me started on how amazing heavy cream is in mac & cheese or mashed potatoes!
I noticed this with heavy cream at Harris Teeter and just finally got around to putting this down! There are three sizes of heavy cream: 8 oz, 16 oz and 32 oz. That means that there are 3 prices.
Only one size was on sale the week I snapped these pictures.
8 oz: $1.50 (sale)
16 oz: $2.65 (new low price)
32 oz : $5.49
I had to stop in my tracks and pull out my phone to do a little math to figure out which one was the better deal.
8 oz: $0.1875 per ounce
16 oz: $0.165625 per ounce
32 oz: $0.1715625 per ounce
This flies in the face of much of the false information about how to save money. “Buy the one on sale”- not here! The one on sale is the most expensive per ounce! “Buy the biggest one- buying in bulk is the least expensive”- not here! The biggest one is more expensive than the middle size at regular price.
Just because something is on sale doesn’t make it the better deal. Just because something is the biggest, or smallest, doesn’t make it a good deal.
Please take the thirty second to do the math. Run the numbers yourself. Even at regular price- the 16 oz is the best buy. Really doesn’t make much sense does it? 3 sizes, 3 prices, 3 per ounce prices. Don’t let flashy sale signs to push you into paying more than you have to.
This isn’t just a cream issue. Pasta, rice, toilet paper….. run the per unit price on anything you are planning to buy!