30 October 2015

Being Aware saves you Big Time

When it comes to grocery shopping being aware is the thing that will save you the most money.

  • Being aware that specials are not always specials.
  • Being aware that "bulk" buys are not always cheaper.
  • Being aware that supermarkets only want to part you from your money.

I believe that the best way to save money on your groceries is to pay for the things that are most important to you and for everything else get the best quality at the lowest possible price.

For example you can save up to 50% on staples by being aware. Flour is flour, sugar is sugar. (Generic flour and sugar are both products of Australia, saving you money and helping to keep Australian jobs.) Don't be tricked into paying extra for a brightly coloured pack or for the cardboard box – you just throw them away.

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  1. Wouldn't it be nice if flour came in the calico bags it used to and we could reuse them, My Mum told me they use to pull them apart, join them together and make curtains or childrens clothes, during the depression. An item like that now would cost a fortune.

    1. Rice does! Well some brands, I have a few that I use for different things. Flour sacks were used for so many things. They were bleached and used to make underwear, tea towels, patchwork quilt tops (they are just beautiful,I've seen a real one, and have some fabric to make one "one day"). It's funny how our perceptions have changed isn't it? When I was younger calico dresses were so popular and I desperately wanted one. My father said no, no matter how hard I begged. I finally found out it was because when he was growing up calico was often the only fabric Ma-ma could get her hands on and she used it to make their clothes - in Dad's mind calico clothing meant you were poor. I love calico,especially for embroidery, and often wish it wasn't so expensive :)


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