Money saving options and ideas

Save on groceries

This week is about finding ways to save on groceries  at the supermarket.

Plan your trip

It’s  always it good idea to start with a grocery list. Some of us do make a list, but many people don’t. So this is where uncontrollable , impulsive spending can side track your grocery budget.

For starters, try not to go to shopping hungry. You may be more inclined to impulsive buying of things because you’re hungry.

If possible, go early in the morning. In my opinion, going in the morning can allow you to have time to shop .   Often times when the stores are busy we tend to grab things hastily   without looking at the cost ,because we want to get out of the store right away. Also, learn the prices of items that you purchase frequently so you’ll know a good deal when you see it, especially unadvertised specials.

Consider Warehouse Clubs

Warehouse clubs can be another source of grocery savings.  Smaller families and singles tend to overlook warehouse clubs for groceries, thinking everything comes only in bulk,”

In reality, many things don’t come in large quantities and don’t perish easily, and there are many ‘individual’ items.” For instance, many cereals come in a two-bag box, or you can get two jars of spaghetti sauce bundled together.  I think it’s a good idea to team up with friends, family and neighbors to split large purchases.   This may be good for  kids in a college dormitory setting or something similar.

Look below:

Often times people spend a lot of money on items that are located at the top or at eye level on the shelves. It is designed that way by merchants so that you will purchase the more expensive products  that are located to either on the top or at eye level.

Most of the lower price items are usually located to the bottom to the shelf, so all ways  look to the bottom first for your items , as they will be cheaper.

Check out in store and manufacturer coupons .

Often many people don’t pay attention to the coupons that are in the weekly store flyer. Some of the discounts can be significant and can reduce your over all cost of your weekly grocery budget. Also pairing in store coupons with identical manufacturer  coupons, from the newspapers, { if you luck out here} can help reduce the cost of items. for example if you buy a package Uncle Ben’s rice and your local store has a coupon offering a discount off if it and you happen to see a manufacturer coupon for the same item, you can most likely use both to get the maximum discount.

So that’s all for this week.  Stay tuned for more tips on saving money.


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