- Coupons are a great way to save money and there are so many sources for you to get them; websites, coupon trains, as your walking around the store you may spot them and even calling or emailing your favorite brands may get you some. Any amount will do. I save any and all coupons that I come across, regardless of if I use the brand or not. You never know when a good deal may come up that you can get that product for free or trade it for one that you really want.
- Stick to a list. Stop the impulse buying if it's not on your list than chances are you don't need it so unless it's free, don't buy it. Too often I have been a victim to buying something that I thought was a good deal just because it was on sale. Although I may use it eventually I don't need it at that time, so technically I am not saving money on that grocery bill.
- Say YES to No Name products. Before I moved out on my own and though that money grew on trees I was very against anything that was not brand name. Since I have started buying my own groceries I have learned that their is nothing wrong with no name brands or store brands as some may call it. Be careful and make sure that you price compare because no name does not always equal cheaper.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
3 Ways To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill
Things have changed a lot for my family in the last 2 years. We went from having two full time incomes, to myself going on maternity leave and receiving EI benefits and than down to just weekends now that I am back at work. All of this has taken a huge toll on our wallets and we have gone from being able to spend freely to having to watch just about every penny we spend. This includes our grocery bills and I have a few ways that I do this.