Great article and comments here! My thoughts:
1. I use a free Android phone app called "Out of Milk" where I can keep everything I buy, then build a shopping list from the history. It also has a bar code reader and I can check the current price against the price I've entered - "usual" price or competitor price.
2. "Buying in bulk" can mean getting the giant containers, or it can mean measuring out the amount you want from a bin (so you can get even a tiny amount). Both have different advantages
3. For fruits and vegetables, I make it a game with myself to use them up before they go bad - the competitive streak in me comes out!
- 11/30/2012 10:11:04 AM