LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Most of us are willing to pay for things when they're worth it, but when it comes to grocery shopping there are good buys, and bad buys.
Here are the top 10 things you are paying too much for at the grocery story from Bundle.com.
1. Pre-made lunches This may be really convenient when you're on the go, but it's more cost-efficient to buy all of the ingredients like bread, deli meat, and condiments and make your own sandwich.
2. Spices Spices are cheaper when you buy them at drugstores, dollar stores, or a loca farmer's market. Also try borrowing the spices you need if they are for a single recipe or two.
3. Chopped produce We all know chopping an onion can be a pain and literally make you cry, but pre-diced products can cost more. So buck up and get out that cutting board.
4. Toiletries These are at the grocery store for convenience, not savings. Wait to buy these items at a drugstore.
5. Deals where you buy multiples You grab an item and you notice there's a three-for-two deal. Unless you really love that item, it's probably a bad deal. You're spending additional money you weren't planning on spending on a item you probably won't use. Only buy in multiples when you are intentionally buying in bulk, otherwise, you're really just taking up space in your pantry.
6. Cleaning supplies These are convenient at the store, but they are cheaper at drugstores or big box stores like Target or Walmart.
7. Individually packaged items A six-pack of pudding or yogurt can be convenient to pack along with your lunch, but they cost more and contain much less than a bulk-size carton or tub. You can easily scoop out portions and put in Tupperware containers.
8. Sugary brand name cereals There is no major difference between brand name and store brand. Also, brand name can cost twice or three times as much.
9. Packaged snacks Packaged snacks like granola and pretzels can be easy to pack for lunch, but you'll save money if you buy them from a bin by the pound.
10. Reduced to sell items There's a reason these are priced so cheaply. Unless you plan on eating them when you get home, they may spoil if you wait more than a day. If you know you'll cook with that item that day, go for it.