Buying pet food at the grocery store just isn’t a good idea. Most supermarket options list corn — a cheap and unhealthy filler — as the first ingredient, with cheap by-products such as meat meal and bone meal made from bones, hoofs, beaks and organs. Head to Costco or Tractor Supply for pet food made with premium ingredients for about the same cost. And to save some extra money, make your pet its next toy instead of buying it.
Toiletries and Cosmetics
It might be convenient to pick up a bottle of foundation or shampoo while you’re at the grocery store, but you could do better. Grocery store cosmetics are generally lower-end products formulated with controversial ingredients such as sulfates, parabens and aluminum compound. Save your money and order quality products online or buy them at a department store.
Gourmet Ice Cream
You might pay 31 cents an ounce or more for gourmet ice cream such as Ben & Jerry’s in your local grocery store. Make your own delish treat with some basic Breyers Natural Vanilla for 10 cents an ounce, and chop up cookies, candy bars and other sweets from the dollar store to make your own special mix.