Now that the New Year is around the corner! You Might Have started Considering ways to cut Prices at the Supermarket.
It is a great time of the year to commit (or recommit!) To saving money, so in today’s post I will share with you my biggest tips for saving at the shop.
One note: this article is not about intense couponing and extreme stockpiling, however about purchasing what your household needs at the lowest cost.
Watch the ads and purchase on sale. If you do nothing else, buy food just when it’s available — or do this as much as you can. Locate a shop that offers BOGO revenue (buy one, get one) in addition to double coupons. Don’t be shocked if this store has the greatest costs of products NOT on sale; that’s fine! You won’t purchase not available once you have at least one backup of each thing you use many.
Think about it this way, as an illustration: Suppose Publix and Big Chain Superstore both market taco combination: $2.79 a box at Publix and $2.49 in Superstore. If I never store sales, the Superstore cost is best; but when I do, Publix always runs BOGO sales on taco combinations, so I can get 2 for $2.49, or $1.25 each; plus, I will pair that with a fifty cent off voucher that doubles, which means I will get two boxes for $1.49, or $.75 each! Compare that to $2.49 each at Superstore and you may see why shopping sales is best.
You’ll need to spend about thirty minutes every week perusing ads or checking out sites like couponmom.com and southernsavers.com to find out what is available at the lowest price. How does this work?
1. Use the websites listed above to save time. Both websites list products that are at their rock bottom cost for the week.
2. Place items you do not have a backup for on your list, together with fresh items like produce and meat. For beef, I understand rock bottom prices (more on this later). So if chicken breast is on sale for $1.99 I purchase at least four packs to make it through a month — this wayI will go through the sales cycle, not buy again until it hits that bottom price.
3. Stick to the list! I do so as far as possible, even though there are items we buy that are not at the lowest price because we like them (ie: shop brand yogurt pretzels and at times veggies and fruits ).
Menu plan. This is a massive portion of saving money. If you do not have a menu in mind, odds are you’re going to make a last minute run to the grocery store and find out what’s not available to create a meal. It takes approximately twenty five per week to menu plan. Do this :
What do you already have that you can make?
See what’s on sale. If you know you have taco blend and hamburger is on sale for $2.99 a pound, there’s dinner! Pair what you have with what is available for weekly.
Match coupons with sales. Shopping revenue is one way to save a little money; using coupons is another. Pair these two together and you can save yourself a ton! Use the sites listed above to learn what is in the lowest cost and where you can find a coupon to choose it. Conserve your weekly inserts and publish exactly what you do not have in those. Both of those websites listed above tell you precisely what add the coupons are in (Red Plum, Smart Source, P&G) and if there are printables or shop coupons out there.