Recently I read an article about how to save at the supermarket that I thought the readers of WE Magazine would find interesting and informative. Because we are facing crazy inflation rates with the price of food topping the list, it is important to buy smart. Here are just a few dollar-stretching tips from experts on ways to save while you shop.
Make a budget and stick to it. Take cash with you and spend only what you intended. If you take your credit cards, you will likely be tempted to spend more than you have budgeted for the week.
Store perishables in the refrigerator so they will stay fresh longer. Bread is a good example. Stored at room temperature bread will go bad in a week or less. Bread stored in the refrigerator can last for several weeks.
Did you know that manufacturers set many of their coupons to expire on either the first or last day of the month? Keep track of expiration dates on your coupons and take them with you. When you plan your shopping list, attach the coupons you need to that list so you will be sure to use them before they expire. Create a handy file system to keep track of your important coupons and go through them before go to the store. You could save hundreds of dollars a year just by using coupons wisely. One note of caution: Don’t cut out coupons you would for things you would not normally purchase unless it is a product you have been meaning to try but never had the time (or money). A coupon is only good if it really does save you money.
Check out GrocerySavingTips.com for great ideas on saving time and money when shopping.
Read 30 Ways to Save at the Supermarket by Eloise Parker at: http://bit.ly/c9Oxmp