Save at the Grocery Store

There are many ways to save at the grocery store. Here are a few:

  1. Plan your meals.
  2. If it’s hot, plan for meals that don’t require cooking. You’ll save energy.
  3. Make a list of all the ingredients you’ll need.
  4. When you go to the store, try to go after you’ve eaten and have lots of time so you won’t be tempted by snack foods.
  5. If possible, leave your children at home, since they will be tempted too.
  6. Stick to the list.
  7. Buy store brands.
  8. Check the marked-down items. If you can use up the produce or meat quickly, it can be a good deal.
  9. Buy things you use a lot in large packages. Hamburger on sale can be formed into patties and individually frozen between sheets of wax paper, or in one pound packages.
  10. Find a cheap brand of coffee that you like, and stay away from the expensive name brands.
  11. Don’t buy cut-up vegetables and fruits. They cost a lot more and are usually packaged in lots of plastic.
  12. Save pop for special occasions and encourage your children to drink water. Set an example by drinking water yourself from the tap, not bottled water.
  13. Use coupons. Although manufacturers’ coupons are usually for name brand products, they may lower your cost to the same as a generic.
  14. Buy day old bread at a local bakery or bread store.