WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

How to know what to pay

Posted April 12, 2010

In order to know when you are getting a good deal, you need to track prices over time. Once you know the average, you know when a sale price goes below.

On WRAL-FM 101.5 Monday morning, I shared some averages of what to look for – what constitutes a good price for produce, meat and other popular items.

Target price points for produce, meat

Plus, find out what type of food has the highest profit margin!

The most costly food: Fido's


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 16, 2010

    Hi jewelrylady,
    Razors and body wash are usually 75% off retail to free using drug store rebates from CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. I have not paid for razors or body wash for years but I have a very healthy stock of both because of the free items after rebate. If you are new to the rebates, check out my post on the front page of the blog called Drug Store Reward Programs for more details.

    Apple Juice - 64 oz $1.00-$1.50

    Orange Juice 64 oz $1.50 - $2.00

    Dish Soap .50 - $1 with sale and coupon

    Disinfectant Spray - $.50 - $1 with sale and coupon (triple coupons or super doubles at Harris Teeter is often a good time to stock up on cleaning sprays, soaps, etc)

    Hope that helps and happy saving!

  • jewelrylady70 Apr 13, 2010

    Miss Faye,
    I was wondering about price points for razors, body wash/bars, juice, and cleaning items like dish soap and disenfectant spray. I'm pretty new to all of this. Thanks so much for all your help. I've learned so much from you and we are saving so much money by playing grocery game as I call it!