Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to Save Money on Groceries

I don’t know about you, but I am already thinking about ways to spend less in the New Year. Here are some ways I found useful to save money on groceries:

* don’t be in such a hurry when going to the supermarket.

*Before heading out, check advertising circulars carefully. Just because it’s advertised doesn’t mean it’s a good buy.

*Shop without kids so you can think.

*Don’t shop when you are hungry. Eat first to avoid impulse buying.

*Take a list and don’t buy anything else unless it’s a food basic or a true bargain.

*If you see an aisle-end display of a product you want, check the price against prices on the shelf. Shelf prices may be lower, say the editors of ShopSmart.

*Buy the whole melon, vegetable, or cheese block. Prepackaged, cut-up selections cost much more.

*Try the store brands. You’ll probably save money without sacrificing quality.

*Shop with cash if you tend to overspend. Stay within your budget by taking just a few dollars more than what you estimate your purchases will cost.

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