When buying produce in 5 pound bags or 3 pound bags, weigh two or three bags and pick the heaviest.
Today I bought a 5 pound bag of apples that actually weighed 5.75 pounds! Of course you may only find a bag that is 5 1/3 pounds but that's still more than 5 pounds. I haven't yet found a bag that is less than the marked weight.
Let's do the math.
- 5 pounds of apples hand selected (additional time)
- total cost $6.85
- 5 pound bag of apples
- $5.47 total cost
- actually 5 3/4 pounds
- and faster too!
- Savings $1.38
- plus the extra 3/4 pounds
- plus the shorter time in the store (time is money!)