Saturday, March 8, 2014

Consumers Beware

I like getting a good deal as much as the next guy, but here's where you really need to know your prices.

Gerry and I have been observing something that seems to be happening alot lately, and that is sneaky packaging/pricing.

We noticed it on bacon last week in one store's flyer where you saw the cost of a pack of bacon being let's say $2.99 and thinking- that's a great deal! But further to looking again, you see the pack of bacon is not for the standard size of 500g but instead 375g. So here is where you need to re-look at things like unit costs/gram comparisons.

Another incident happened today when I saw a 6 pack box of  tissues was $3.99 and I had a $1.00 coupon so thought great deal- $2.99
When I got to the store though, we noticed the boxes of tissues were quite a bit smaller than the boxes we had gotten for the same deal before, and at the same store, a few months back.

( 132 tissues per box on left compared to 100 tissues per box on right.
And 792 sheets compared to 600 sheets)

I still took them, but wanted to show you- and let you know- "consumer beware!"

Has anyone else noticed this happening?

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Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I have noticed this on many products, even Cranberry sauce, the can is much smaller.

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