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2 Tips That Can Save You Money At The Grocery Store

Let’s talk about two things you can do when you go to the grocery store that can ultimately save you and your family a lot of money and help preserve the budget that you’ve created:

1) Don’t go to the grocery store without having a shopping list.

How often have we all run out of the house with the intention of just getting a few things at the grocery store only to return with bag after bag of things that we hadn’t even anticipated needing to buy? This is something that happens far too often. The solution is to make sure that you have a prepared list of things you need to get before you ever step foot inside the grocery store. This will help keep you focused on exactly what it is you need to get. What if you see something that you genuinely forgot to add to the grocery list? That’s okay. The idea here isn’t to be unreasonable, but rather, to help keep you from recklessly spending money on stuff that you don’t really need or want. They’re impulse purchases — not a good thing at all.

2) Be proactive about coupons and discounts — it’s YOUR money.

Some people think it’s tacky, or somehow “low class” to clip coupons and to pursue discounts. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s your money, you need to do what you can to help cut your grocery bill. If you know that certain sales happen on a monthly basis, why not buy in bulk (if practical to do so) and shop for those particular items on a monthly basis? This requires having a very organized understanding of everything, but it can really pay off nicely. Many grocery stores provide special discounts to people who have little “cards” that get scanned when you’re at the checkout. Don’t be shy to fill out the necessary paperwork to make sure that you can have access to these little loyalty cards. They often entitle you to additional discounts!

As you can see, it’s not that hard for you and your family to save a lot of money and help preserve the budget that you’ve created.

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