Thrifty Ways to Save for Groceries
Looking for ways to cut down your monthly spending at the super market? Here are ten ways to help you trim your grocery bills.
- Make a shopping list and stick to it.
- Don’t shop when you’re hungry or tired. You are more likely to give in to impulse buys.
- Avoid convenience foods. The cost for prepared food includes labor and packaging.
- Only use coupons for things you’d buy anyway.
- Apply for a store discount card.
- Check unit prices (cost per ounce or pound) Sometimes a smaller bottle of soap is a better value than a big one.
- Switch to store brands.
- Buy in bulk. But make sure you have space for them.
- Grow your own produce. Can or freeze what you don’t eat right away.
- Cut the soda and drink more water. The average American consumes 450 cans of soda per year. That costs about $700. By cutting this out, you’ll not only save money, but you’ll also improve your health.