Many saving hints give you the usual advice about being prepared to enter the grocery store to save. Yes, don’t go in tired or hungry. Yes, spend less time there to avoid the temptations of browsing. Yes, you should have a weekly meal plan and a list that maps your way through the store for that plan to avoid impulse buying. Yes, you should stay away from pre-packaged food and lean toward generic and store brands.
But, here are a few more hints that can tickle your brains while massaging your pocket book.
- Think Amazon.com – For non-perishables you can get great savings at Amazon. The Save and Subscribe Plan at Amazon gives you 15% discounts and free shipping for goods that you will have sent regularly every 6 weeks or so.
- Use your cell phone – Use downloadable coupons you can scan at check out and for comparative price apps you can use in the aisles.
- You can also get free printable coupons from Coupons.com or at CoolSavings.com
- Shop at the Dollar Store – For items like cleaning goods, cookies, cereals, snacks, and juices, you will save big.
- Shop price labels – but shop them wisely. Sometimes a higher price might offer more. Look at the price per unit to compare where the real savings are.
- If you have specific name brand goods you buy – list them and then go to your store manager or customer service desk and ask to purchase those brands by the case for volume savings.
Did you think of these ways to save before? Hope they make a difference in your weekly/monthly food bill.
Please be sure to leave us a reply and share with us any other ways you save on groceries! With the ever-increasing cost of food, the more money saving tips we share with our readers, the better off we will all be!
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