Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When the frugal rules change: powdered milk

Found through the Festival of Frugality: with recession-oriented milk sales, powdered milk can sometimes be more expensive. Good tips and also some thoughts on shelf-stable (boxed) fluid milk.

Last time I did the math on it (a year ago), powdered was coming out about the same as fresh in this area; but as the article points out, if stores are trying to attract buyers with milk sales, that can widen the price gap.


Monroe on a budget said...

Thanks for the mention!

Queen of Carrots said...

I have noticed that, too.

I still get powdered milk, though, because it enables us to shop only twice a month, which saves time and gas. So I get three gallons for fresh drinking and then use powdered in cooking to stretch those over two weeks.

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