Cheap Grocery Shopping – Ten Top Tips To Slash Your Bill
Cheap grocery shopping for most people means using a cheaper store to shop and handing over a few coupons, but by thinking outside of the box you can save thousands of dollars a year and eat well into the bargain. Below are Ten tips you may not have thought about that will see your shopping bill drop rapidly.
If you buy meat mince, try buying soya mince, it’s cheaper and can be bought in dried form. Soya mince isn’t pumped full of antibiotics and is disease free and full of protein.
Shop as late in the day as you can. Mark-downs on items that need to be sold will always get you a few bargain buys for the freezer.
Educate yourself on what foods can be frozen. Many people simply have no idea that they can save a lot of money with this information. Milk, butter and cheese can all be frozen.
If you buy a certain necessary product every single week make it your aim to find a cheaper alternative.
Cleaning products are often way more expensive in grocery stores. Buy at discount stores, this will save a lot of money over a year. This goes for toothpaste and other toiletries, remember that it is cheaper grocery shopping you’re after and buying these items at the same place will bump up the bill.
As with cleaning products, look at the cost of Pet food as a separate item, don’t pay for convenience.
If you find a 2 for 1 offer on an item that you need to buy then buy as much as you can afford. It surprises me how many people just make a quick half-price saving and if the price increases in the following few weeks they just moan about it, having missed out on a good saving.
If you buy a magazine every week and you can’t do without it, stop buying it at the store. Subscribe to it online and you will save a few dollars a year.
Don’t buy birthday cards or any kind of card in a grocery store, when you are out and about and find yourself in a place where cards are cheap, buy them. The stores know they are offering convenience and that many will pay for it, don’t be a convenience shopper, you came for groceries.
Use the money saved to buy more bulk items that you regularly need, this will bring your bill down even more over a year.