Save Money Grocery Shopping

  • Do not shop on an empty stomach. Shopping hungry will only increase your impulse buying.
  • Do not shop while you are cold. Being cold will make you hungry.
  • Use a list. Buy only the items on the list and nothing else. Avoid things that “catch” your eye.
  • Sale Items Are they really on sale? Sale items are placed at the end of the aisles to “catch” your eye. Know your prices. Use coupons in conjunction with sales items.
  • Check Your Receipt Or watch as the Cashier rings up your order. Make sure that you get the correct price for your sale or free items.
  • Use a Frequent Shopper Card. Almost all grocery stores now offer a VIP type card. Use it and accumulate your points for special offers or free grocery products.
  • Avoid Pre-Made purchases Pre-Made products cost more and you are better off making them yourself.
  • Buying in Bulk used to be less expensive, check the price. Sometimes it less expensive to buy the smaller box or single items, such as dog food.
  • Know your Prices If you know your prices, you will easily be able to spot a “deal”. If an item is on sale, stock up on it, but don’t overspend. Do local grocery stores offer their circulars online? Check before you shop, so you know which store has what on sale.
  • Grocery stores are set up to attract you to the more expensive items. Look for the sales and the best priced items, sometimes they are not within your reach. You have to look for them on the lower shelves.
  • Buy Generic Buying store brands for flour, sugar, etc can be an added savings for you.