This is how I keep my grocery bill to a minimum. You can do it too if you use my strategy.
These are worthwhile tips that will save you money on your grocery bills.
If you are like me, you are willing to go the extra mile to save your hard earned money. I am going to tell you how I save money on groceries, and if you follow my example you will lower your grocery bills too. Some of my tips might be too extreme for your taste, but I am sure everybody can find ways to save, unless you are already as frugal as I am. My partner tells my friends that I squeeze every penny until it cries ouch and he is absolutely right. I will never spend two cents if I can get by with one.
- Cut coupons from the newspaper and magazines. Separate them into envelopes. One for eating out, one for groceries, one for skin care and cosmetics, and one for cleaning supplies.Image via Wikipedia
- Keep your coupons in your bag so you will always have them with you, just in case you run into any great bargains.
- Look at grocery ads for the stores in your area. Make a list of what each store has for sale that you need. You can buy extras of things that you use up quickly, or items that keep well for later use.
- If you have time you can make your grocery run in one day, or break it up in several trips.
Always keep your eyes open. Some things may have good prices that are not listed in the ads.
- Try to go by yourself. Kids are a big distraction, and besides they want everything they see. If they must go, give them a short list, and let them choose one thing they can have.
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- Check out the store brands. Often they are cheaper than items you have coupons for. If so take advantage of the savings. Remember store brands are canned by the same companies that can the brand names. It is the same food.
- Look for items that are lower priced because the sell by date is near. These foods are still good, and are much cheaper.
- Look at the dollar stores and Dollar Tree for cleaning supplies. I use them all the time and they clean the same as the more expensive ones. Also look at the food. They have mustard, pickles, jellies, crackers, soaps, shampoos, cake mixes, brooms, mops, and other items cheaper than grocery stores. You will save big bucks.
- Be aware that larger packages are not always the most economical. Check the weight and compare prices. I use these strategies every day with all my purchases.
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- If you have an Aldi’s near you check it out. I have found they have the lowest prices for most basics. At this time they have one gallon of milk for $1.99, 5 lbs. of self rising flour for $1.89, 16 oz. olive for $3.89. 1 doz. eggs for $1.09. You can cut down on your grocery bill. Happy penny pinching.
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