Reading through the grocery sale flyers recently, my palms became sweaty and my bottom lip brushed the table at which I sat. What a deal on whole fryers! I thought about stocking up. But, how many? When is enough, enough? I don't want to be singing the blues, so when I see a great deal, I sit down with my recipe book, pencil, and calculator to make the most of my grocery investment. You can, too! Follow these simple steps:
2 cups of chicken X 4 weeks per month = 8 cups of chicken
8 cups of chicken = 2 small fryers
2 small fryers X 3 months (the amount of time between sales) = 6 fryers needed
Buying more food than you can consume within a given timeframe or not purchasing enough while the item is at the best price available is wasteful. Only purchase what is needed without ever over or under stocking. By following this method, you'll be singing your own Billboard Hot 100 money-saving tune all the way to the bank!
Kelli Ellenburg is a freelance writer and human resources professional. Her current projects include Human eSource, a firm that specializes in helping clients create their own first-rate resumes at an affordable price, Wild Squirrel, a blog about common "cents" strategies for modern living, and raising her four daughters.
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