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Is Costco Cheap? 5 Reasons Not to Shop Print E-mail
(47 votes, average 3.15 out of 5)
Food - Groceries
Written by livecheap staff   

It seems everywhere I go, I hear the same refrain, "Oh, you can get it cheaper at Costco!" It's enough to drive somebody like me to sign up for a lifetime super-platinum membership. But I won't. CostcoI don't shop there, and despite the throngs of Kirkland's Best cheerleaders that seem to surround me at nearly every gathering, I still don't want to shop at Costco. Even with my wife pushing me to bow to the enormous peer-pressure of every mini-van mommy friend of hers, I am not doing it. Here's 5 reasons why I don't shop at Costco and they have nothing to do with prices:

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Store Brand vs Name Brand: 10 Ways to Go Generic Print E-mail
(16 votes, average 4.00 out of 5)
Food - Groceries
Written by Ahmed Amr   

Pepsi or Coke? When it comes to soft drinks the choice pretty much comes down to two brands.  As for drinking store brand pop - well that’s just pure indecent and un-American. Heinz or Hunts? Here again, I understand brand loyalty.  Nobody really wants watery private label ketchup.  There really are a few products for which there are no good store-brand substitutes. Switching to private label products to save money on groceries can be difficult.  But in the battle of Store Brand vs Name Brand we give you 10 ways to help you go generic.

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Wacky Grocery Prices at Target Print E-mail
(13 votes, average 4.00 out of 5)
Food - Groceries
Written by Omie Ismail   
Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:53

Everyone likes to pay less for groceries. Supermarkets can often be expensive and so many of us have turnedcheerios to Target or Walmart to snag some cheap grocery deals. The prices are good on many items and you don't have to pick off the loss leaders or use coupons to feel like you got a deal. But a recent trip to Target left me shaking my head. Some Target grocery prices just don't make sense; they are illogical and dare I say "wacky".

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Getting Gouged - Their Profit Margin is Your Loss Print E-mail
(9 votes, average 4.22 out of 5)
Food - Restaurants
Written by the frugal nomad   
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 03:52

 

Every time you open your wallet to buy something, somebody is making a profit - which is a good Filet_Mignonthing because otherwise they'd go out of business. There’s no problem with somebody making an honest buck or two, but sometimes markups amount to gouging. This is especially true when it comes to dining out.

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Fish - The Bait and Switch that Ripped You Off Print E-mail
(6 votes, average 4.83 out of 5)
Food - Groceries
Written by Omie Ismail   
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 04:07

Have you ever ordered Pacific Red Snapper in San Francisco or San Diego? How red_snapperabout a nice Grouper on a Florida vacation? Did that Pacific Salmon dinner in Chicago strain your dinning out budget? If you've recently indulged in any of these premium priced seafoods, chances are you got scammed and in a big way.

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