Save Money While Shopping For Food
Buying food can be downright depressing. Personally, I love to shop for
food, but in the past my experience was often ruined by the total of the
bill when I reached the checkout. By learning a few simple rules to
follow, I no longer frown when I fork out my money. Instead I smile,
because I know that I have bought enough food to keep my family well-fed
without spending a lot of money. Here are some ways you can save money
1. Make a list. It's so simple, but it's so important. Writing a list
helps you identify and buy only those items you really need. Now, stick to
it. Don't even look at anything that's not on that list.
2. Write out a meal plan. Think about the cost of each meal and try to
include more low-cost meals. Try to think of ways that ingredients or left
overs from one meal can be used in another meal.
3. Don't go hungry. Go straight after lunch or dinner. If you shop when
you're hungry, you'll be more likely to pick up impulse products.
Everything look's good when you're hungry. Or you might feel the need to
stop somewhere afterwards for a little snack.
4. Leave the children at home. Children have a tendency to ask for
things. And when their irritable, and you're frustrated, and you're in a
supermarket attracting disapproving stares, you're more likely to give in.
Save yourself the hassle and go by yourself. However, when the children
are a little older, take them along every so often to teach them good
5. Treat specials with caution. Never buy something just because it's
on special. You might end up spending more than you usually do because
you're buying a more expensive brand. You could also buy items that you
would never normally use.
6. Stock up. However when products that you normally buy and frequently
use are on special, stock up. Work out how much of the product you would
usually use before the expiration date. Buy accordingly, in keeping with