Going to the grocery store can be a real adventure. You are trying to buy as much as possible for your family without spending too much. While you’re trying to cut corners, the grocery stores do everything they can to tempt you to buy more than you intended. Here are a few tips on how you can pay less without sacrificing quality when buying food for you and your family.
- Treat shopping as if it were a job. If you were purchasing for a company, you would be expected to stick to a budget. Treat grocery shopping the same way. Make a budget and do your best to stick to it.
- Don’t shop on a whim. Check your shelves before you go shopping. Make a list of what you need and stick to that list. You’ll save money by sticking to the list and resisting temptation to buy anything else. russian store
- Take a calculator with you. It will be a lot easier to calculate the unit price and comparison shop if you have a calculator with you.
- Start at the center of the grocery store. The outside aisles of the grocery store contains the bakery goods and the temptations. Go to the center aisles where they have the boxes and canned goods–the boring stuff.
- Try the store brands. Many of the store brands taste as good as the name brands and they are much less expensive. You can save as much as 20 to 30 percent buy purchasing store brands.
- Buy “Select” beef. The USDA grades beef in three categories–Prime is the highest grade and the most expensive. Choice is the middle grade and Select is the least expensive grade. Select beef may be a little tougher, but you can tenderize it with a marinade before cooking–and you will save a significant amount of money.
- Use coupons. Coupons are available for all kinds of things. You can find coupons in newspaper and magazines and even on the internet. There’s nothing to be ashamed of–use those coupons!
In this tight economy, everyone is looking for any way at all to save money. You will be surprised at how much you can save if you will just take a few simple steps and stick to them.