There’s nothing quite like the awful feeling of going to the grocery store, picking up all your necessities, getting to the register, quickly realizing this was no cheap trip…and then remembering you’ll have to do it all again next week. We feel your pain; so here are a few quick tips to hopefully reduce your grocery bill each trip!
- Make Lists
Don’t go into the grocery store without a plan! Keep yourself to only what you have on your list. You’ll find that you spend much less than when you just start browsing the aisles.
- Eat before you shop
Nothing is more tempting than going grocery shopping on an empty stomach – everything looks good! Eat a good meal before you go shopping; it could prevent you from those impulse purchases.
The key with couponing is to not go overboard. They can be appealing, but there is no need to buy something you really don’t need – just because you have a coupon. It’s really not a deal if you buy something that’s $2 off when you wouldn’t have bought it in the first place.
Generics or store brands are much, much cheaper than the name brand items, and are usually just as good!
- Use your calculator
Grab your cellphone and figure out if the bigger packaged items really are a better deal than the smaller boxes. It may just be a few cents different, but it all adds up!
Hopefully these few tips can help you save a little dough on your next grocery store outing!
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