Friday, October 10, 2008

Buyer Beware

I am getting really fed up each time I go grocery shopping. Some items are going up in price and others are coming in smaller containers with a lower price to make them appear cheaper. It seems like cereal boxes have never been smaller, and milk prices never higher. For example:

-Honey Nut Cheerios was 14oz and is now 12.5oz - that is about two bowls less
-Helman's Mayo - also 2 oz less
-Brawny Paper Towels - 11 feet less
-Scott tissue still has 1000 sheets, but the sheets are smaller
-most brands of yogurt now have smaller cups too
-even Cadbury eggs have become smaller

Companies will trick consumers with new fancy packaging and improved ingredients. This is all to try to hide the fact that you are getting less for more! So next time you are shopping, read the labels closely! And don't get fooled by fancy marketing gimics!

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