- Never shop when you’re hungry. Everything looks good then, and you stop thinking about saving money or eating well. You’ll be likely to arrive at the checkout with some treat to enjoy on the ride home!
- Buy fish and fruit when they’re in season locally. You can take advantage of sales and locale markets and stock up on fruit. Freeze some to enjoy the following winter!
- Check the sales flyers but don’t assume that just because a food is advertised, its price is the lowest. Compare prices, bargain hunt and enjoy the thrill of the chase!
- Buy generic when you can’t distinguish any difference from national brands. All milk has to meet government standards, so there’s no reason to pay extra – unless you are buying organic or from a local dairy.
- Watch as groceries are scanned or check your receipt that two for $5 special often rings up as $3.99 per.
- Coupons can be deceptive, .25 off a premium band can still result in a price that’s higher than that of a generic version. You may also be tempted to buy items you never knew you wanted ( and actually don’t want) simply because you had a couple.
- Always make a list and don’t deviate from it. Lists also prevent repeat visits for forgotten items. Plan your meals ahead, make a list and stick to it!
What tips to you use for saving money in the grocery store?