I posted recently about switching back to oatmeal (Old Fashioned Quaker) from steel cut oats. Along with saving carbs, I’ll be saving money, too. The least expensive steel cut oats I could find were the Red Mill’s brand, at $2.49 (when it is RARELY on sale at King Soopers) for a 24 oz bag. A 42 oz container of Quaker oatmeal is regularly priced at $5.59, which I would never pay a) because it comes on sale regularly, and b) Target’s regular price is $3.99.
Anyway, a container of Quaker oats lasts three, maybe four, times as long as a bag of steel cut oats – so, trust me, I’ll be saving money, albeit not much.
And I’ll be saving even more when I take advantage of promotions, like the current “Buy 5, Save $5”, in conjunction with a sale. Quaker Oatmeal is currently on sale for $3.99 and it is also a participating item in the Buy 5 promotion. If I buy 5 I save an additional $5, making each one cost $2.99.
That makes a bowl of oatmeal, what, 18 cents? And it’s healthy.