Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Value in a Single Serving Package
I'm a sucker for a deal. I love Costco. I love coupons. I love stretching my money. I hate feeling like I could have paid less for something.
When it comes to treats, I have realized that I need to apply a little analytical thinking to my math skills to get to the real bottom line. Gather round, children. It's time for Miss Sara's Math Lesson (I can't even type that without snorting coffee out my nose. Sara + Math = Great Big Joke). Anyhoo...
Sara = Wants a Swiss Cake Roll
Box of 6 Swiss Cake Rolls = $1.19; $1.19/6 = roughly $0.20 per Serving
Single Serving Package of Swiss Cake Rolls = $0.50 per Serving
$0.20 < $0.50
Sara = Buying Whole Box
But here's the rest of the story...
As previously mentioned, namely here & here (& innumerable other undocumented misadventures), Sara has a little problem we'll call "Portion Control."
Sara + Box of Swiss Cake Rolls in Hot Little Hands - Portion Control = Eating 3 Packages as a "Serving"
New Cost Per Serving = $0.20*3 = $0.60
$0.60 > $0.50
Sara = Buying the More Expensive Single Serving Package in the Name of "Frugality"