Do you often find yourself in need of just a small amount of bacon bits, olives or some other salad ingredient for a recipe you’re planning to prepare?
As you probably know, buying an entire container of an ingredient you rarely use can be a huge waste of money.
But there’s a very simple way to buy exactly the small amount of those specialty ingredients you need, when you actually need them.
That way you’ll be able to avoid wasting your hard-earned money on a larger quantity that you might never even use.
What’s this awesome money saving secret, you say? Hit the grocery store’s salad bar!
Truth be told, you don’t have to buy a full salad every time you purchase something from a salad bar.
You can easily toss a few olives, bacon bits, pepperoni, chopped broccoli, shredded cheese and/or anything else you happen to need into a “take home” salad container and pay for them all by the pound just as if you had you put together an actual salad!
That way you won’t be stuck with leftover ingredients that will likely go bad before the next time you need them happens to roll around.
What’s more, all of those ingredients will cost a LOT less than you’d pay if you purchased each of them individually in packages from the store shelves.
And don’t worry about this tactic being unethical or dishonest, because it isn’t.
Stores typically purchase these items in bulk for much lower prices than what they pay for their pre-packaged counterparts and then sell them at full retail as part of their customers’ salads. They’re actually making out just fine.
And besides, they are the ones that get to set the rules on how you pay for your purchases so it’s only fair that you get to play by the rules they set.
Bottom line: When it comes to buying small amounts of specialty food items, the grocery’s salad bar can be your best friend!
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