9 Purchases It’s OK to Skimp On

1. Cereal

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I love cereal. In fact, in college, a buddy dubbed me the “cereal killer.” But I almost never pay full price for my breakfast addiction.

Instead, I buy generic. Or, I wait for cereal to go on sale. If I’m lucky, I might even use a coupon to inflate my savings.

As a result, I rarely pay more than a dollar a pound for cereal. And I usually pay less. You can do it too, especially if you are flexible with your cereal choices.

Dollar stores also sell cereal cheaply. Sometimes, you can find popular brands in their full-sized-box versions for just a buck. And Aldi and Walmart sell store brands that are even cheaper than Costco’s cereal selection.

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