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Frugal with Groceries

Written By: admin on September 28, 2009 No Comment

You can save money on groceries, and the best part is that savings can happen daily!
1. Check the price
Don’t fall for fake savings. If somebody advertises that something is cheaper and on sale, it is not necessarily so. When you need to buy something, research in advance on Internet to see whether there are any special bargains available and then go for it. The price of larger packages is supposed to be cheaper by unit, but it is not necessarily so. Be careful and read everything.
2. Combine different stores
If somebody offers you a coupon or a rebate, they count on you to come to their store, buy this one article on which they will lose some money, and then do the rest of your shopping with them. Of course, all the other articles will be more expensive for you than if you bought them in other stores. Use your coupons, but don’t fall for this classic trap. Go to several stores and use up all the bargains. It requires some planning and preparation but it is worth it. Dedicate your time to grocery shopping, go to several stores and truly enjoy a deal in grocery shopping.
3. Start a price book
Write down the prices of groceries, include the weight of the package, store in which you found this price. By doing that, you will assemble a database from which you will be able to draw conclusions and make an informed decisions on the best prices for you.
4. We are all different
Different families have different needs and wants and therefore you must find your own best shopping list. There is not an easy recipe that can be helpful for everybody. Don’t buy too much and don’t buy less than you need. Plan in advance your meals and the ingredients that you will need should be covered by your grocery shopping. You will need some experience to become successful in buying groceries, but it will be worth it.

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