Friday, January 17, 2014

Quick Tips To Save On Groceries in 2014

I am sure at the end of each month the thought of overspending on groceries comes across your mind. Let me tell you, you are not alone with this sort of thought. A huge of percentage of US citizen does overspend on groceries and as a result violates their budget. Now to gain financial freedom and live without the debt burden on you, any sort of over expenses has to be compromised. I have few policies that I am sharing in this article that has done wonders for me and I hope it will do the same for you as well.

Buying Products In Bulks

Products like shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste can be brought in bulk and as a result redeem some wonderful discounts and deals. As you purchase them in higher quantities, you will gradually cut back in grocery and also you don't have to rush to grocery stores whenever you ran out of this product.

Take Full Advantage Of Coupons

Coupons are very handy these days. Try to take maximum leverage from it. You can find coupons on different websites all over the Internet. But remember not to buy anything that has good deals, only purchase products that you really use.

Quick Tips To Save On Groceries in 2014

Use In-store Membership

Walmart, Jcpenney and similar marts has their own membership cards and offers and discounts along with that. Make sure you shop your groceries all from the same store to avail maximum offers and benefits. You will also gain points whenever you purchase products and redeem them to get something fancy for yourself.

Shop Only On Chosen Dates

Paydays, Government check mailout days, 1st of month, 15t of Month, the last day of month(30th or 31st), weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are the busiest day for this shopping mart and it is very much obvious that store keepers would not provide much deals and discounts on these particular days since they are getting huge amount of customers. On the other hand Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays does not make that much crowd and as a result the stores provide good amount of deals for shoppers. So my advice would be shop on these days when you can shop relaxedly rather than shopping on busiest times.

Pick Items With Enough Expiry Time

Fresh Bakery items like  meats, milk, cream or butter should be picked out with expiry dates that are long way off. I have experienced that items displayed at front of shelf are soonest to expire whereas items at the back have longest expiry date. Also grocery stores with more crowd and buyers have items with long expiry than the places with limited customers.

Opt For A Cheap Meal Every Week

I am not sure if anybody has tried this one out but I surely have and as a result cut back hugely and made impact on my budget. The meal must consist of cheap cut meat and slow cooked one. Make sure the cheap meal does not arranged when you have leftovers from last day.

Do try these at your household and don't forget to give a feedback through comments.

8 comments:

  1. Great tips! Using coupons is the best way to save money every time you shop.

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    1. Thanks Mark. Yeah, we can save a lot by using coupons instead of cash all the time. It will help in leading a frugal life and a better savings.

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  2. I hate coupons, but I still save a lot by buying what's on sale. I also force my family to eat what we have in the pantry towards the end of each month. It helps us to not be so wasteful.

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  3. Nice tips! I'm a big fan of buying toiletries and paper products in bulk. The fewer trips I have to make to the store for random stuff, the better. I like to get those items when they're on sale and I have a coupon.

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    1. Thanks Lauren for sharing your views :)

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  4. Great tips and some that I have not thought of before. I especially like the one about shopping on days when stores are less crowded. Another tip to make sells and coupons go further is to plan your meals for the week around what what you have coupons for and what is on sell.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your opinion Krystal :)

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