Monday, April 18, 2011
A carton of ice cream contains twelve 1/2 cup servings. Grab the ice cream on sale for $2.50 a carton and that's just $0.21 a serving - a full 84% savings when you grab the carton instead of the single serve cup. The buy ahead principle applies here too. The $2.50 price isn't always in place. If you buy several cartons at once you're going to save money by shopping from your freezer instead of grabbing the full price ice cream later. Factor in recent hikes in gas and you're going to save a lot more money by only going to the store once instead of every single time you run out of ice cream.
Yes, ice cream is a special treat but it doesn't have to ruin your budget. For those of us who are pinching pennies in most areas of our life, having a small splurge like this keeps us balanced and less likely to fall off of our budget wagon. What other grocery items have you found to save big on?