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Overpriced singles and pods

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Convenience is something we pay for any time we shop. Easy go-to's but not always worth it. Here are a few things for which you are paying way too much...

  • Cereal cups. Those individual servings can come down to $16/pound, versus a little more than $5/pound when you buy it in a box.
  • Coffee pods. Single serve run anywhere from 50 cents to $1.50 a piece. That adds up to $22 to $124 for a pound of coffee. You're better off buying a regular coffee maker and brewing your own.
  • Instant oatmeal. A pre-made cup retails for a dollar. You can make your own with quick oats, powdered milk, dried fruit, and a little sugar...for less than 20 cents per serving.
  • Dishwasher detergent pods. Those not only cost about three times as much as the boxed; they pose a danger to children who may try to eat them. Opt for the boxed powder.

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