• Thu, Mar 5 2009

Take your calculators – They are your friend

Yesterday, I went to Wal-Mart, the devil store because I spend way too much money there, and splurged on a pregnancy craving (at least I am using it as a good excuse at this point HAHA) – ramen noodles.  I realize, before you give me a hard time about the sodium, they are horrible nutritionally.  But they are wonderful!

So anyway, I went and just hate to have to load up 10 separate boxes.  So I was very happy when I saw them packaged for 6 packs for $1.82 or 30.33 cents a piece.  Then I looked at the individual ones and saw that they were only 28 cents a piece.  So I bought the individual ones but saved my money because I had my phone calculator handy and knew the unit price.

So remember, my savings wasn’t that much but sometimes, it is a huge difference.  Bulk isn’t always better.  So be careful out there and USE THOSE CALCULATORS!

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  • http://www.sheknowscoupons.com Eliza

    That was a big craving for me too. Just as a reminder to some of you, normally (at least mine) cell phones have a calculator in them. Hope that helps.

  • http://www.thriftymommy.com kellys

    I used my phone calculator yesterday. Actually, I use it so much that I have it as a short cut on my phone. I’m so addicted.

  • http://www.sergingmom6.blogspot.com JuliaS

    I have noticed that on many items at Walmart. The larger size seems like it would be a better deal – but oftentimes the midsize is the better deal.

  • http://www.thriftymommy.com Karen

    I too have noticed that the larger items are sometimes priced higher. Just wait for the Ramen Noodles to go on sale. Then you can get them 10/$1!!!! :)

  • http://www.thriftymommy.com kellys

    That happens rarely around here! UUGGHH!!

  • Kim

    Ramen was a big craving for my first baby. Not so much this one…I don’t seem to be craving much salt this time…more meat though.

  • http://www.thriftymommy.com kellys

    I don’t know if it’s a true craving so much as an excuse to eat something that I know is horrible for me.