Groceries can be one of the biggest expenses in a family. The good new is that it is a vey flexible one. You can save a lot of money on groceries simply by implementing a few easy strategies. 7 Ways To Save Money On Groceries 1 - Bulk Sharing. If you’ve got a big family, or a close friend, it’s a big help to share bulk store memberships! Just go shopping together with one card, and split the cost on things you need! You’ll both benefit from less frequent purchasing needs at half the cost! 2 - Sign Up. Sign up for email lists from your favorite brands! Many times, brands will send you coupons and special offers you won’t find in stores! Take advantage of saving money on groceries with just a few taps of your keyboard! Filling out store receipt surveys doesn’t hurt, either! 3 - Coupons. Yes, we’ve all heard of coupon clipping... However, to really get full money saving benefits, clip your coupons AND plan your meals around what’s on sale that week! There are tons of apps and … [Read more...]
5 Ways Save Money with Even the Smallest Grocery Budget!
Money is really tight for us these days, and sadly, the grocery budget is the only bill that is flexible enough to suffer the most. I mean, we have to pay the light bill, gas, etc. Once the bills are met, what's left is the grocery "budget", and unfortunately, it is far lower than it should be for a family of 4. It is no secret that the economy is affecting families. So, if you are having it tight right now, and need to cut your grocery bill, the following 5 tips are sure to be helpful no matter how large or small your grocery budget is! There are always ways to save money on groceries! Grocery Saving Tips 1. Plan every trip and try not to go on "unplanned" days. It will take time the first time, but once you get a system going, you won’t have to spend so much time on this phase. Create a comprehensive list of all that you will need. This means going through kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Use this as a master list. A second list will be for items that you use more frequently … [Read more...]
Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Food Bill
So many of us are feeling the financial pinch, and groceries take an ever-bigger chunk out of the family food budget. But you can reduce the size of that chunk by re-evaluating your food and shopping choices. And guess what? It can be fun! Here are a few simple ways to save money on food. Sales Your local grocery store probably sends out a flier in the local newspaper, or they have them stacked inside the doorway of the store itself. Some stores post their sales online. Make it a weekly habit to review these sales. Then plan that week's meals based on what's on sale. Of course, stocking up on sale items is something that is within many budgets; but make sure it's a food that is or can be preserved. When you're in the store, keep a sharp eye out for tables and brightly-colored stickers. Foods that are on the verge of spoilage, near their expiration date, or that have damaged packaging are often on sale for super-low prices. You may have to do a quick re-plan of your meals if you … [Read more...]