Saving Money at the Grocery Store
InCharge Institute of America, Inc.
If you are saving money by bringing your lunch to work and
dining out less often, you may have noticed that you are
spending more at the grocery store than before. It's
not a bad thing, because you are most likely saving money
by eating at home. Still, you can take steps to easily
save money on groceries, and one way is through comparison
Comparison shopping is a lot easier than it sounds. By
comparing items and prices from different brands and
different stores, you can find out where you will get the
most for your money. In this article, we will explain how
you can choose the right items, brands and stores to get
the most for your money.
Look for items that take some preparation on your part.
Although these items may take a few extra minutes of
your time, it will be worth its weight in savings. For
example, a popular item is peeled baby carrots in a
ready-to-go package, which can be pretty pricey. You
can save money by purchasing regular carrots, and
peeling and chopping them yourself.
You may save money by purchasing a larger quantity. For
example, if your family eats cereal every day, buying
one 24-ounce box costs less than two 12-ounce boxes of
cereal. You may spend more at the time of purchase, but
you can save money in the long run.
If you do buy a larger quantity to save money, be sure
you don't purchase more than you can use. Letting
items spoil by not using them promptly would be a waste
of your grocery money. If you over-purchase at the
grocery store, items such as meat, milk, fruits and
vegetables can spoil, and snacks can go stale.
Store brands are often just as good, if not better,
than some premium brands. You can easily save money by
purchasing store-brand cereal, dairy products, bread,
etc., without sacrificing quality.
If you have a coupon, compare the price of that product
with that of the store brand. Even with thirty or fifty
cents off the regular price, it may be less expensive
to purchase the store brand.