Here we have some examples where the retail price goes down as the size goes down but the unit price goes up meaning you get less for your money. That is not frugal grocery shopping since the same dollar doesn’t go as far.
In this post, we are talking about comparing unit prices for the same product across different sizes. Mayonnaise comes in jars and those easy-pour containers. You are paying extra for that easy-pour feature but if that is what you value and you are willing to pay extra, it isn’t really like-for-like when comparing to the jars. Same with Organic and Traditional products – you will often pay extra for the organic version but if that is a what you value, no point in comparing to the traditional product.
Maximize Purchasing Power – Shop by Unit Price. Look for the lowest unit price to save money but don’t waste money buying more than you need.
- Consumer Reports: Unit prices can help you save on groceries
- Lifehacker: Look For Unit Pricing to Save Money at the Grocery Store
- Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Grocery Shopping 101: Unit Price
- Get Rich Slowly: Unit Pricing: Get More Food for Less Money
- Wikipedia: Unit price information in supermarkets
- Christina, Plain and Simple: Unit Price (And Why it’s Important)