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What NOT to buy at the grocery store!
What NOT to buy at the grocery store!

While most grocery store products are perfectly fine to buy, there are a few things you should avoid due to poor quality or exorbitant pricing. From Yahoo news, I have 5 items you should get elsewhere…

1. Pre-ground coffee
It sounds crazy, but buying pre-ground coffee can really put a dent in your grocery-shopping budget. The markup is tremendous! Luckily, many supermarkets offer great deals on whole coffee beans that can be ground right there.

2. Hardware
Nails, extension cords, batteries, and light bulbs are considered specialty items at the grocery store. Not only will the selection be limited and in short supply, the prices will be jacked way up. Make the extra trip and go to the hardware store.

3. Cosmetics
As you probably know, the makeup selection at the grocery store is extremely limited. But when it comes to convenience, a huge selection doesn’t always matter. Just remember, you’ll be paying a notably higher price for that easy access.

4. Cookware and bakeware
It’s happened to all of us: while browsing the grocery store, you decide to try a cool new recipe that calls for a specific loaf pan or steamer pot. But before you grab a new pot or pan at the grocery store, remember, these items are heavily marked up. Additionally, they are rarely of great quality.

5. Diapers
Of all the places to buy diapers, the grocery store might be the most expensive. You can save buckets of money by taking advantage of the constant flow of coupons and almost weekly deals from places like Target or a drug store.

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