Recession? No problem. As long as you listen closely. I will save you money, and when you are done reading you will think “why didn’t I think of that?”. Well its because I’m awesome. You are all lucky to be my friends. If you somehow found this without being my friend, I am a little worried about what you are “googling”.
So how can you save money in ways that are blatantly obvious, but you haven’t thought of? Easy. By grocery shopping of course. Have you bought anything by the pound? I have, and have we both wasted money. Unnecessary spending. Once you read the first one, you will figure it out, but I love being redundant.
1. Produce. When is the last time you have eaten a banana peel? Bananas are roughly $0.70/lb. A banana peel weighs roughly an ounce. 4 bananas=1lb. 4 ounces=1/4 lb. That’s a saving of $0.18 cents/lb and all you have to do is peel your banana’s in the store. Simply tell any onlookers/employees that you don’t plan on using the peel so you felt it was unecessary to pay for the peel.
1a. Produce: Why are you bagging your produce? do you like paying for plastic bags and the air left in them when you tie them shut? I sure don’t. Toss it in the cart.
See Also: Apple cores, Peach pits, Pear cores, Tomato vines,etc.
2. Meat. Same concept. Are you going to completely consume that bone? I’d bet not. Why are you paying for it? Is that bone worth $8/lb? So here is what you do, order one out of the case if you want. Simply ask the polite gentleman/woman behind the counter to free the meat from the bone. Simply scoff at them when they attempt to wrap your bone-free and cost efficient steak. I’m not paying for tape and freezer paper. Toss it in the cart, preferably away from your unbagged produce, but its your call. You are most likely to wash your produce anyway.
See also: Pork chops, Fish bones, Shrimp tails, etc.
Now that you have saved money, you probably want to thank me and tell me how smart I am. Its understandable, sometimes I tell that handsome fellow in the mirror just how awesome he is too.
Note: Dave would never advocate buying meat from the case. Why? Because meat from the case is not in your best interests. It may be red, but meat truly does not taste best until after you buy it and it turns a different shade (not spoiled, but not right out of the case red). Dave only buys meat out of the “reduced” meat area. Meat there is properly aged and nearly ready to be eaten when you get it home. Its also cheaper. In fact the other week Dave bought 18lbs of ground beef out of the reduced area.
Dave also does not advocate/approve of any messages. Proceed with caution.