Always Avoid These Things At the Grocery Store

When you go to the grocery store, it’s tempting to drop a little more cash on those little convenient items. Why buy whole apples when you can buy prepackaged sliced fruit? Who wants to make their own salad dressing when it’s already bottled? These things may be cheap and easy time-savers, but consider the larger scheme of things.

There are some items at the store that you should skip buying entirely, whether it’s to save some money, reap the health benefits, or to do your part when it comes to saving the environment. The next time you run to the store and feel tempted to buy some of these things, think twice about putting them in your cart.

Slide 6 of 41: It might be far easier to go ahead and pick up your medications while doing your weekly shopping, but grocery stores charge higher premiums for even the most common prescription drugs. If you find you're routinely paying more out of pocket, you might want to find a dedicated pharmacy.

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Your prescriptions

It might be far easier to go ahead and pick up your medications while doing your weekly shopping, but grocery stores charge higher premiums for even the most common prescription drugs. If you find you’re routinely paying more out of pocket, you might want to find a dedicated pharmacy.

Slide 7 of 41: It's far easier (and cheaper) to prepare your own dressings for those nutritious salads that you're making yourself. Plus, you're ditching all the added fat, sugar, and calories that come in the bottled brands, which essentially make eating salads in the first place a waste of time.

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Salad dressing

It’s far easier (and cheaper) to prepare your own dressings for those nutritious salads that you’re making yourself. Plus, you’re ditching all the added fat, sugar, and calories that come in the bottled brands, which essentially make eating salads in the first place a waste of time.

Slide 13 of 41: If you must stock up on personal care items, it's best to skip the grocery store unless you want to pay twice as much for smaller sizes. Grab your toiletries and other necessities at big-box department stores to pile on the savings.

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Shampoo, soap, and other toiletries

If you must stock up on personal care items, it’s best to skip the grocery store unless you want to pay twice as much for smaller sizes. Grab your toiletries and other necessities at big-box department stores to pile on the savings.

Slide 21 of 41: Most grocery stores are stocked with pet food you can give to your furry best friends, but it typically isn't the high-quality chow you might expect. Your best bet would be to pick up your typical brand from the pet store so you don't upset your pup's tummy with lower-quality food.

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Pet food

Most grocery stores are stocked with pet food you can give to your furry best friends, but it typically isn’t the high-quality chow you might expect. Your best bet would be to pick up your typical brand from the pet store so you don’t upset your pup’s tummy with lower-quality food.

Slide 22 of 41: Like many other non-food items in the grocery store, batteries are overpriced — and they're also not available in bulk, so you're paying more and getting less. Instead of grabbing batteries when food shopping, buy them at a warehouse store where you can get them in bulk, or order them from Amazon for a better price.

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Batteries

Like many other non-food items in the grocery store, batteries are overpriced — and they’re also not available in bulk, so you’re paying more and getting less. Instead of grabbing batteries when food shopping, buy them at a warehouse store where you can get them in bulk, or order them from Amazon for a better price.

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Article by Brittany Vincent for House Beautiful

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Author: Dennis Hickey

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