We all are looking for ways to stretch our money and buying groceries is no exception. With a little time and creative thinking there are ways to save and remember pennies add up to dollars. I have compiled a few ways for you to save save save. So have fun on your next grocery shopping venture. O yeah a little extra tip before we get started. Dont send your husband to the grocery store.
- Check the sale papers and build your weekly/monthly menus around the sales
- Always use coupons even if its not but one, two or three. Like I said pennies add up to dollars. And some grocery stores will double the first few. Check your stores coupon policy.
- Compare prices on products to the size. Sometimes the larger one is not best for your money.
- Bet you have always heard “don’t shop hungry” well this is a biggie; don’t shop hungry.
- Invest in a freezer even if it is a small one. Freezers can be a life saver for stocking up with sales. Especially in November and December. Lots of good deals in those months.
- Join a warehouse club like Sams, Costco or BJ’s. Check them out and pick the one that flows more with the foods you normally eat. Some items are cheaper in bulk, but not everything is.
- If you are able to and have the space a small garden can be very beneficial and healthy.
- Always sign up for a store rewards card.
- Ask if your grocery store gives discounts for using your own recyclable bags.
- Always and I can’t stress this enough watch the scanner when checking out. A lot of mistakes are made on those scanners charging wrong prices.
- Don’t be shy; ask for a rain check on sale items that are out.
- Find out if your store does price matching. This could save on gas running around to different stores.
- Some grocery stores have their own coupon printers. So check those out as well.
- Compile a price list for all the items that you buy regularly and compare.
- Grocery stores will usually mark down their meats that are close to date. If you are going to cook the meat now or freeze it; these are worth buying. Of course don’t buy the meat that is looking gross.
- Instead of buying prepackaged items; make your own. (Ex. Flavored oatmeal)
- Ask a friend if she would like to go in halves on a bulk buy.
- Recycle leftovers. ( Ex. Roast today, make soup tomorrow)
- Drink more water. This saves on those pricey drinks and is much healthier.
- See if your store offers discounts to young seniors.
Well this list should give you a pretty good start towards saving on your groceries. I hope your next venture to the grocery store will be an exciting one. O yeah and a little extra tip here. Dont send your husband to the grocery store.
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