Tips to Save Money on Groceries

by on September 20, 2010

In order to cope with the skyrocketing cost of living, you may have to devise long term plans to save money and reduce your expenditure. But, have you ever thought that you can save more if you have a proper plan for groceries. Though it seems as a matter with less importance, but sometimes you waste money by over spending for groceries.

By following the below mentioned tips, you would be able to save more on groceries and you would also wonder how much you can save to fulfill your other needs, by buying the grocery items in a more cost effective way.

Don’t go with the brand name: You may go with a specific brand though it is expensive because you are motivated by an attractive advertisement of that brand. But, if you try for another brand, you may feel that there is not much difference between the two brands. You can move to the cheaper one and save more on the grocery bills.

Use coupons: By simply filling a voucher or a coupon, you can get a chance to buy your food at low rates and you may realize how it massively reduces your living cost. By neglecting the coupons, you may sometimes miss the attractive deals and schemes.

Bulk buying: Instead of buying small amount of foodstuff at random, you can think well and decide what you want to buy for one week or two weeks. It would be really cheaper than paying more for number of small packets. But, you have to be more careful to check the expiry date of the food and whether you can consume them before going bad.

Avoid instant food: Sometimes you buy prepared food as they support to your busy schedule. However, they are more expensive and you need to buy more and more if you are in the habit of going by instant food. If you manage your routine well, you can prepare your favorite food at home and avoid wasting money on fast food or the frozen foods.

Bargain: Though, bargaining is not always possible in big stores, but you can bargain when you buy fruits and vegetables. If the items are not of topmost quality you can ask from the grocer to sell it at a low rate.

Cut down unnecessary items: Make a list before you go to the grocery and then you can identify that some items are not really essential for you. You can cut down those items and buy only what you really want. This strategy helps in increasing the savings on the grocery manifold.

If you think twice about these tips before you enter the grocery store, you would be able to save money while buying the exact stuff you really wanted to buy, thereby taming the long listed grocery bills.

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Printable Coupons September 24, 2010 at 12:44 am

Great tips. I’ve been doing these as well.. make a list, don’t bring the kids, buying in bulk and using coupons. With everything so expensive right now, we want to save as much as we can, right? especially with groceries, gas and clothing.

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