Where: Save-A-Lot's dairy case
Cost: $.75 each
How: Its expiration date was three days away
- Don't zone out in stores and reach for the same brand, size or flavor you always buy. At least let your eyes scan the display for a lower-priced brand, sale, or, in this case, a clearance.
- Dairy items are good for a week from the date stamped on them, so don't shun near-date dairy. That is the "sell by" date, not the "consume by" date. And even a week after the "sell by" date, you can still bake with these dairy items for a while without anyone noticing.
- Stock up when it's cheap. Why not? If you can't use it but can afford to buy extra, give some to someone else who would appreciate it like a single mom, out-of-work family or elderly neighbor who struggles to get out.