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Consumers normally will compare prices when they do grocery runs in supermarkets. However, similar products can be packaged into different weights, capacities or sizes, and the cheapest marked price does not necessarily represent better value. The Consumer Council (or the “Council”) conducted a survey to find out the "real" prices (or unit prices) in different supermarkets, and then compiled a list of 5 lesser-known tips on supermarket prices, so that everyone can be a savvy consumer!
Quite often do we see a “strike-through price” on items in supermarkets, but how can we tell if these items are really being sold at a discount? Here are some examples from the 4 major supermarket chains before we introduce you a useful tool for price comparison – "Online Price Watch" - https://online-price-watch.consumer.org.hk/opw/
As New Year approaches, many people like to decorate their households with new items. If you don’t want to throw away old furniture items, you may consider furniture recycling services to cut waste. The service providers will place the recycled items for sale in the second-hand market or donate to people in need. In the Environmental Protection Department’s “Hong Kong Waste Reduction Website”, (https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/en/index.htm ), consumers can click into the “What and Where to Recycle” webpage to find the right recycling service provider!
We can adopt “Sustainable lifestyle” in different aspects of our daily life through recycling, energy conservation and many ways. We can also minimize attachment to material possessions.
Throughout the year, there are a number of special online shopping events, such as “Double 11” and “Black Friday”, etc. Before getting too excited over the discounts offered by traders, consumers should read carefully the terms and conditions of services provided by these online shopping platforms, so as to avoid disappointment and wasting of money!
Can plant-based milks replace cow’s milk?
For vegetarians and people who are lactose intolerant, the emergence of plant-based milks is indeed fantastic news. However, cow’s milk is a good source of nutrients for human body, can plant-based milks be regarded as its “perfect” substitute？Do you know that the nutrient contents of the 5 most common plant-based milks in the market differs considerably? So, let’s learn more about these plant-based milks.
Look for these 4 things when you operate an air conditioner. Noise level and fan speed can impact your household expense
With the frequent use of air conditioners during hot summer days, our electricity bills also escalate. Apart from usage frequency, consumers may overlook the following 4 aspects concerning air conditioners…. not knowing that these would also affect their household expense.
Are you frightened by your electricity bills? If you don’t have an ‘extravagant’ lifestyle, chances are your home appliances are draining too much energy. A simple way to save energy is to use energy-efficient appliances. As every penny counts, start saving by learning how to choose the right air-conditioner, light bulb and washing machine!