Learn the Best Way to Save Money on Groceries
I will share 7 Tips To Help You Save Half of Your Grocery Shopping Bills. And at the end of this post I will give you bonus tips on how to spare money for your emergency fund and for your long term investment.
During the holiday season in Western Countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, people tend to spend extremely more than they need.
In 2019, in the United States only, on average one family spent an additional over $1,000.00 during the holiday season in the month of November and December.
The worst part is, the holiday expense is not part of the family’s planned expense for most families.
Learn prudent ways of saving your grocery shopping bills so you can spare some money towards other very essential needs.
The reason is, grocery shopping is one of the most essential parts of our life that requires spending money.
Oftentimes we do not practice the best ways of saving some money out of grocery shopping. Unconsciously, we continue to shop the same way we have been shopping for years for our everyday grocery needs.
The following 7 Tips will help you Save Half of Your Grocery Shopping Bills
1 – Look through your pantry or your storeroom first before you start your grocery list. Be intentional and be honest so you can spare some money that you need for investment saving or for emergency funding.
2 – Create a list and stick with your list when you are shopping. It can be very tempting, and can be a little hard not to grab items that you see in the store that are not included in your list. However, ultimately, your wallet has to judge how much you can afford on your grocery shopping.
3 – Learn how to Use some websites and apps to help you have cooking ideas on the food items you already have: such as supercook.com website, they have amazing recipes with the ingredients you already have so you don’t have to go out and shop just because you have no idea on how to make delicious meal with the food you have. Download the App and use it and enjoy new ways of making delicious meals that fits your budget.
4 – Avoid buying pre-cut fruits and vegetables. If you ask why, precut fruits and vegetables are more expensive than fruits that you have to cut and prep when you take them home. For example, Pineapples, watermelons, Carrots, kale and broccoli. When the supplier company prepares the pre-cut fruit package, they have to spend more resources and the cost will be added to the end user or customer which is going be you if you are not smart enough.
5 – Buy frozen food – why? Do you know that buying frozen food can save your money at least by 50 percent because frozen food is cheaper than the same kind of fresh food. Plus, you can store them in your freezer for weeks and for months if you have a nice working freezer. So many people waste and toss fresh food when they don’t have time to cook or to consume before the food goes bad and gets spoiled. So, buy frozen food when it is possible and do yourself a favor by saving some cash and also by avoiding unnecessary wasting.
6 – Use coupons to buy items on discounts and on sale – specially during holiday seasons, there are so many discounts on pruduces and other items. Pay close attention to food products on sale and items that you can use your coupones and before you know it you have saved a few dollars. Then, repeat same habit for consistent saving result.
7 – Pay in cash – once you know how much you are going to spend for your grocery shopping, get your cash ready. Pay with your cash only so you can easily stay on budget. If you pay with your credit card instead, you will end up paying more than you plan to spend. Be smart and stay on budget. Some people are very good at sticking with their budget and they use credit card rewards to add more points for their future shopping or for their gas by using their credit cards wisely. Once you train yourself to stay on budget, using credit card rewards is the smartest way to spare extra cash.
1. By being very prudent and smart, you are only going to be beneficial in the short and in the long term.
2. Don’t forget that valuing your money is valuing your hard work. You are fully responsible to ensure that you are not throwing your money in the garbage.
3. Be intentional, be educated, spare each dollar for your emergency fund and save more money for your long term investment.
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TG the CEO of Prosper With TG.com