Are you tired of paying sky-high prices for food? Learn how to keep at least 25% of the cost for edible goods in your pocket. The following money-saving tips are ones I use at the grocery store: they do not require a high IQ or hard math equations.
Grocery store money saving tips:
Step 1. Visit the grocery store Website. Where do you shop? Safeway? Albertsons? Lowes Foods? Go to this grocer’s Website. At this place, start setting up deals. Do:
- Order their card. Grocery stores offer loyal customers discounts through this piece of plastic. Register online and expect to receive your card within two weeks. With this item, your food bill drops on average about 10%.
- Check their sales. Click on the weekly sales (or circular) icon. Type in your location. Then, select the appropriate sales paper. Look at the deals and list out food items you want to purchase. Hint: The first page and blown-up large photos have the best discounts.
- Pick digital coupons. Peruse the coupons offered by the grocer. They are a mix of in-store and Sunday newspaper coupons. Select matches: ones for the brands and types on your food list. This process gives additional dollars off the bottom line at the grocery store. Your best combo is the two-for-one sale and a digital coupon.
Step 2. Gather paper coupons. Amazingly, a few slips of paper can aid in slashing food prices. Along with regularly purchasing the Sunday newspaper, also obtain coupons in other ways. Use them to save more green when cashing out. Just:
- Go to brand sites. Kellogg’s and other name brand foods have Websites. Visit and click under the promotions and giveaways tab. This area is where coupons can be printed.
- Watch your mail. Coupon mailers come out weekly. They showcase a variety of food products – particularly new ones. Clip and put useful coupons in a baseball book (popular storage method) or zip-loc bag.
- Write manufacturers. A letter explaining how you enjoy their products and are on a budget can merit a coupon. They are often higher than what you find in a mailer or newspaper.
Step 3. Shop smarter, not harder. After completing step 1 and step 2, you are ready to go shopping. Use your smarts to get more deals as you walk down the grocery store aisles. Try:
- Shopping during off hours. This helps with focus. As you read your food list and pick up the corresponding items, you don’t want to be distracted by crying babies, run-ins with neighbors and flirtatious strangers.
- Checking quick sales first. They are foods and other goods that are about to expire. Wait! They go bad at times in two months. This period is plenty of time to eat what you purchase. Look at the expiration dates and get a fabulous deal.
Use these grocery store money saving tips and win big. You don’t have to break the bank in order to fill your cabinets and refrigerator with edibles.
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