9 SUPERMARKET BUYS THAT ARE HUGE WASTE OF MONEY 

Buying an assortment of pre-cut veggies will definitely save you time when you're whipping up your favorite winter soups and stews, but that convenience doesn't come cheap.

Pre-cut foods

"You may be surprised to find that you can save on certain items when you buy directly from local farmers,"

Out-of-season produce

Just keep in mind that spices do have a shelf life, so you may not want to buy them all in bulk.

Spices

We're all about portion control, but those handy snack packs really pad your grocery bill. "Unfortunately, you're paying a huge premium for the convenience and cuteness factor,".

Snack packs

Similar to snack packs, Warshaw recommends leaving those individual serving packs of rice, quinoa and macaroni and cheese on the shelf.

Individual servings

Unless you happen to catch a great sale or have a coupon, a six-pack of microwave popcorn at the supermarket can run upwards of $6.

Microwave popcorn

"Generic brands can offer high-quality ingredients while helping you cut back on a few dollars here and there,".

Name-brand cereal

After fighting the crowds and unloading the groceries, you may feel your trip to the supermarket has earned you a long soak in the tub. That's fine, but don't buy your bubble bath.

Bubble bath

When it comes to over-the-counter painkillers, allergy tablets, antacids and the like, Warshaw says that grocery-store markups could be as high as 70%. Take a look at Tylenol.

Over-the-counter medications

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