I was just watching television and they said that the prices increased in the grocery storey around 3.4% this last month (Fox News). There is no way you can get around it. With the increase in fuel, frozen crops in Mexico and now devastation overseas, we are all just going to have to tighten our wallets and work harder to save money. Here are the easy things you can do to save:
Watch for the deals. Of course, you are doing this now. However, as prices increase you will want to watch them even more.
Switch brands. Most “off brands” are packaged by the big names – just have a store label on them. If you need to scale back at the store, you might want to consider checking out other brands.
Prepare to shop. If you don’t make out your menus and then a shopping list before you shop, you can spend more. Just being prepared can help you really save.
Do your homework. Before you shop, take a few minutes and review the Coupon Database, coupons.com or even the manufacturer’s website to find a few more coupons that can help you save even more.
Consider made at home products. Rather than purchase pre-made items such as bread or even household cleaners, why not purchaes the items you will need in order to make them your own. Often times, the prices you pay are for convenience when you can really save
What have you done to help save money when you shop?