Do you read sales flyers for the grocery store, circle deals you like and then leave the flyer in the cart when you're done shopping? If so, I'm grateful, because someone like you tipped me off to excellent prices on sugar and berries at the Loblaws last week.
As a thank you, here's a tip for you.
For years, I've been buying extra large eggs on the theory that bigger must mean cheaper per amount of egg.
I was wrong.
Here in Canada, large eggs weigh 56 to 62 grams and extra-large eggs weigh 63 to 69 grams. So an extra-large egg is about 12% heavier than a large egg. This means extra-large eggs will be worth buying if they're less than 12% more expensive. So if a dozen large eggs are $2.17, extra-large eggs are worth buying if they are less than $2.43.
Where I've been shopping, a dozen extra-large eggs are priced much higher than $2.43.
So now I'm buying large eggs.
And I'm eating about 12% less on weekend mornings, which is an added bonus.