SOS Tips: Smart grocery shopping

October 18, 2009 , , , , ,

2. Find out the actual prices of food

grocery price checker


  • Be vigilant: Just because a food item is listed as “on special” doesn’t necessarily make it a bargain!
  • That’s why you should know the prices of the foods that take up a large portion of your grocery bill, like meat, fish, fruits or fresh vegetables.
  • Some prices are easier to remember than others.

Here are some prices to remember:

$6.59/kg ($2.99/lb)*
  • pork tenderloin
$8.80/kg ($3.99/lb)*
  • boneless chicken breast
  • chicken thighs
  • extra-lean ground beef
  • beef, inside round
$15.41/kg ($6.99/lb)*
  • T-bone steak
$14.30/kg ($6.49/lb)
  • fresh fish
  • butter (you can freeze it)
$2.20/kg ($0.99/lb)
  • in-season fruit

* When the meat is offered at this price, it makes sense to buy in bulk and freeze it. Often, the low price is offered for a family pack, but even singles can benefit from it. Simply rewrap it in individual packages before freezing.

This is all great, but how are you supposed to remember all of these prices? By simply checking the Save Money section at

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Cinzia Cuneo
Cinzia Cuneo, founder of, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

3 comments to “SOS Tips: Smart grocery shopping”

February 3, 2010 Susan said:

Green onions- trim leaving an inch (2.5 cm) and use the leaves. plant the roots in dirt and they will grow again!

September 25, 2014 Janet Klein said:

I find I waste money and food because I’m only shopping for three retired persons. How can I store cottage cheese, or specialty greens when I don’t need them in my recipes again for maybe weeks on end?

Cinzia Cuneo
September 28, 2014 Cinzia said:

Hi Janet, our meal plans for 3 people in the household should help you. I do not know of any goos solution for cottage cheese.

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