Spot the Deal
Getting the most for your money at the supermarket requires some number-crunching. Bring a calculator when you're shopping and take the time to do a little math to ensure you're getting the best price for your money. Can you spot the best deal? Let's get started.
Question 1 of 7
Which jar of peanut butter is a better buy?
... If you calculate unit price, $6.99 for 64 oz comes to $1.75 per pound. So, $4.99 for 48 ounces is the better deal at $1.66 per pound.
Question 2 of 7
Which set of paper towels will save you money?
... The eight-roll pack comes to 75 cents per roll, and the 15-roll pack comes to just 66 cents per roll. So, you’re better off buying the 15-roll pack.
Question 3 of 7
Which set of tissues is cheaper for what you get?
... The $4.99 tissues come to $1.96 per 100 count, while the $4.89 tissues come to a more expensive $2.18 per 100 count.
Question 4 of 7
Which olive oil is a better deal?
... If you buy the 16-ounce bottle, you’re paying about 42 cents per ounce, and if you buy the 25-ounce bottle, you’re only paying about 35 cents per ounce.
Question 5 of 7
Which box of pasta should you purchase?
... Box A is 10 cents per ounce, and Box B is a cheaper 7.5 cents per ounce.
Question 6 of 7
Should you buy the 12-ounce or 8-ounce bottle of olives?
... Go for 12 ounces of olives at 4 cents per ounce, rather than 8 ounces at 5 cents per ounce.
Question 7 of 7
You're having friends over for margaritas. Should you buy your limes in bulk or individually?
... Limes are cheaper in bulk. The 7-pack comes to 60 cents per lime. You’ll pay 71 cents per lime, if you buy just two.
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