When looking for the best buy focus on the unit price, not the total price, like the cost of a product per 100g. It makes it really easy to compare the price of different brands and weights. For example, on the Countdown online shopping site a 1.5kg bag of flour is shown as $1.19 a kg, and $1.20 for a 5kg bag of the same brand – which just goes to show that bigger, is not always cheaper!
Unit pricing is mandatory in Kiwioilyragaroa. We think it should be, given the savings that can be had. On their website, Consumer says a recent trial by the Queensland University of Technology found that shoppers armed with unit-pricing information saved on average 11 percent of their grocery bill. That’s pretty tidy sum over a whole year.