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5 Tips For Saving At The Grocery Store

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
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How to save at the grocery store

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When it comes to money, it’s important to find ways to save whenever possible. For example, if you’re looking to finance a laptop for your child’s college years, or you’d like to save up enough money for your next vacation, it’s important to find ways to save money.

Every day we spend money on food. If you try to sum up how much money you spend on food daily you might be surprised at how much it costs! That’s why it’s best to be practical when it comes to food and finances.

Most of the time, we buy food products- meat, fruits, vegetables, and even processed food from the supermarket or local grocery store. So in order to save money, here are five tips for saving when you go to the grocery store:

Use free coupons

Getting food for free is the best way to save money. So next time you go to your local grocery store, bring along coupons for food products so that you can purchase your supply of meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and other items at a discounted rate or even for free! So where can you get such coupons? You can cut out free coupons from newspapers and magazines. You can also access and print them when you go online. Just visit websites of food products or like their page on social networking sites like Facebook to avail of promos and free coupons. Some sites would require you to register and they would send coupons through e-mail.

Watch out for sales and promos

You can also get a huge deal out of promos and sales so you have to watch out for that on your next visit to the grocery store. Keep yourself updated of the latest promos and sales and schedule your next trip to the grocery store on that big day. Beforehand, make a list of the food items you need to buy so that you won’t have a hard time looking for them. You can get as much as 50% off on food products and get free samples during sales.

Stick to your list

When you go to the grocery store, make sure that you bring along the list of food items that you need to purchase. Sometimes, we tend to buy food products impulsively and we end up spending a lot of money for items which are not really that necessary. So make it a habit to stick to your list and your allotted budget so you can save money.

Buy in bulk

Another way to save money is to buy food products in bulk. For instance, you buy your supply of food that can last for a week or more. Buying food in bulk will be less expensive than buying the items by piece. Just make sure though that you have a spacious freezer to store meat products so they won’t easily spoil.

Compare food items by content and price

Smart buying is being able to select food items that are affordable. So when you go to the grocery store make sure that you compare products first by content and price.

These are just some of the tips that can help you save money at the grocery store. Spend your money wisely without compromising your family’s nutrition.

If you’d like to know how to get financed for something in the future, you can learn all sorts of advice at HowtoGetFinanced.com.


13 Responses to 5 Tips For Saving At The Grocery Store

  1. Holly Thomas says:

    All great tips, i still have to work on sticking to my list!!

  2. Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle says:

    All these tips are great, thanks for sharing.

  3. Jenn says:

    That last one is a big one. Just because it’s on sale and you have a coupon doesn’t mean it’s something that’s going to go far enough to feed your family.

  4. These are great tips. I love free coupons!

  5. Diane Sallans says:

    Good ideas! I’m often most guilty of not sticking to my list. That’s ok for sales or specials, but sometimes it’s on something that just catches my eye.

  6. Nicole says:

    Thanks for sharing your tips.

  7. Stefanie says:

    I love buying in bulk.

  8. Meg Tucker says:

    Buying in Bulk!!! YAY…and not just at Grocery store. I have to tell you that this worked for school supplies this year. I was able to get a group together and we all split the costs. I only wish I had done this years ago!

  9. Marianne Reeher says:

    Thanks these tips are awesome,learned a whole lot of stuff.

  10. I couldn’t make my food budget work if I didn’t use all your tips!

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