Shopping Smarter at the Grocery Store
1. Don’t: Leave the House Hungry
Only shop while on a full stomach. This way, you won’t buy to satisfy your lingering hunger pangs
2. Do: Check Your Pantry and Fridge Before You Leave
Make sure you know exactly what you have in the house before you head to the store.
3. Don’t: Buy into Every Bargain
Product discounts always look tempting – but you aren’t saving anything if the item is one you never use.
4. Do: Stick to Your List
Only shop with a detailed list in hand – and stick to it! You’ll spend much less that way.
5. Don’t: Grab the Biggest Cart
Keep your cart or basket as small as possible. You’ll be less tempted to throw another impulse purchase inside.
6. Do: Shop with a Budget in Mind
Determine how much you want to spend before you set out. This way, you’ll be motivated to keep your costs down.
7. Don’t: Forget Your Coupons
Before you head out, check your circulars, or coupon apps like Couponcabin and Flipp, for in-store discounts on regular items.
8. Do: Shop the Seasons
Cooking with seasonal produce is a lot cheaper than buying whatever suits your mood.
Your Turn: What strategies have you used to help save at the grocery store? Share it with us in the comments!