Like with most items, the unit price for canned goods is a more accurate indicator of overall cost than the price tag. Unit prices are listed to the left of the actual price and these can be used to compare different items or the same item in different sizes (learn how). It isn’t always frugal to buy the large size even though it seems you are getting more for your money. When there is a sale on a smaller size, it may be less expensive than the larger option. Sometimes the price tags have been improperly adjusted and the larger can costs more than 2 smaller ones. Also, remember that a large can isn’t always twice the size of a smaller one. The unit price will help you compare more accurately. Always consider how much of the product will get used (wasted food = wasted money) and consider the expiration dates. Read this article for more advice on where to avoid quantity surcharges.
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