Entry 166: The Reduction Game - Part Deux
Penny-pinching is a game upon itself, if you're willing to cut those corners to begin with. See that 20oz soda in the vending machine at work for only $1? Well, remember that same soda at Walmart that comes in a 2-liter and costs $1? Yeah, drink some water at work - it's better for you.
While you're waiting in the grocery line to pay you happen to notice the candy stand. That king-size Snickers bar looks tempting for $1.69, but you are going to opt out for those Nutty Buddy bars in your basket because they cost the same for three times the amount of volume (12oz vs 3.7oz). And don't get started on those Fritos Corn Chips: Scoops, when you noticed that a Family-Size version cost the same as the regular-size version. What?!
And last month you spent $8 on green teas, which could have been that deli combo that would have fed you for days. Also, make sure you read those labels carefully, because someone misplaced the rye bread and you bought them for $4 thinking they were $2.50. Rookie mistake.
Just for clarification, the "you" in this context is myself, because I felt like berating myself.