5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
Gina Roberts-Grey, InvestingAnswers Jul. 26, 2013, 3:02 PM
Make a list and stick to it. That's one of the best ways to be kind to a budget at the grocery store. You avoid impulse purchases because of hunger or tempting specialty items.
But even the most prudent listmaker might not be protected from paying too much at the grocery store.
That's because manufacturers know which favorite products can fetch higher prices -- and they don't shy away from marking them up tremendously.
To keep from paying more than you have to next time you’re shopping, think twice about tossing any of these five most marked-up items into your cart.
Bottled Water: 4,000% Average Markup
Gulp! Sure, it's handy, but the manufacturing costs of producing plastic for the convenient containers make bottled water one of the worst values at the supermarket, said Jackie Warrick, president and chief savings officer at online coupon site couponcabin.com.
You can save big bucks by investing in a filter for your home faucet (most are under $100) or a pitcher that filters water for around $30 -- as well as a reusable plastic water bottle. That way, you can have all the bottled-tasting H2O you can guzzle without your hard-earned cash going down the drain. (Also handy: Wash out wide-mouthed sports drink bottles, fill up with ice and add a little water. Within an hour, you'll have cold water on a hot summer day for the kids.)
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