So readers, tomorrow begins our grocery savings game. If you haven’t heard/read about it, please see the previous post.
I’ve had a few emails from people interested to play along but not sure where to begin, so I thought I would start off giving some grocery savings advice.
First, you know those things they call coupons that you get in the paper each Sunday? SAVE THEM! All of them, even if you don’t typically eat what is printed on the coupon.
Next, collect the flyers that you get in the mail each week that list the specials at your local grocery store.
Thirdly, set aside about half an hour to an hour the first time or two (while watching television is a good time to do this) to go through the flyer and the coupons to see what you have, what is on sale, and what you want to purchase.
Make your grocery list.
Try very, very hard to only shop on one day. If you have to stop mid week for milk, stop ONLY for things that you will need and use for the rest of the week. If you find yourself dropping things into your cart that you really don’t need, put them back!
Okay, those are my top tips for saving money at the grocery store. Try to match coupons with what is on sale. If you find that X store has hamburger meat for $1.99 per pound but the store you normally go to is charging two dollars more per pound, try to get to X store to get it on sale. Purchase it in quantities enough to last the month, because MOST stores will put meats on sale once per month. Stock up then, repackage, and use throughout the month.
I’ll check in with you mid-week to see how things are going! Keep sending emails and feel free to post comments as we go along!
Here’s to saving at the grocery store :0)