Tips To Save Money On Food And Groceries

1. Even if you don’t have time to clip lots of coupons, since most big supermarkets put their weekly specials online, log on before you shop.  Work your menu and shopping list around the sale items.  If you have more than one supermarket in your area, compare ads to see who’s got the best sales first.

2. When you order takeout from a major chain such as Domino’s, you can find coupon or promotional codes online.

3. Replace some expensive meat with vegetables.  Cook vegetable recipes a few days each week.  Buy lots of your favorite vegetables and be adventurous with new recipes.

4. If you’re lacking in both time and money, break out the slow cooker.  You load the ingredients in the morning before you leave, and when you arrive back home, you’ve got dinner.  Plus you’ll have enough extra to store in the freezer for next time you don’t really want to cook, and avoid spending money at a restaurant.

5. When you do eat out, save both money and calories by ordering an appetizer instead of an entree.  The appetizer portion will probably be satisfying enough.  Do this regularly, and the pounds and the spending will drop together substantially.

6. For a meal you eat regularly, like your morning yogurt with granola or your old faithful lunch sandwich, don’t buy it already assembled.  Put the ingredients together yourself.  And if you buy produce in season, it will be tastier and cost less.

7. Get a credit card featuring reward points.  Use it for the expenses you know you can afford to cover each month, like groceries and eating out.

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8. Sign up for the supermarket’s customer discount card.  Some stores won’t give you the sale prices without it.  Get your card and use it every time you shop, so you won’t miss out.

9. Buy things in bulk.  Just be careful of which things you buy in bulk, so you don’t end up throwing them away.  If pasta and cereal are on sale, stocking up can be a great idea.  If yogurt is on sale, resist the urge to buy way too much of it.

10. Eat out at lunchtime instead of  eating out at dinnertime on occasion.  Have an informal date at noon, or get together with friends on the weekends for lunch instead of dinner.  Lunch specials are less steep than dinnertime prices.

11. If you enjoy baking, stock up on things like condensed canned milk, special spices, and chocolate morsels when they’re on sale during the holidays.

12. Do you make in-between trips to the supermarket, other than on your main grocery-shopping days, for things like bread and milk? Using a shopping basket instead of a shopping cart will help you to buy only what you need and keep you from impulsively picking up more items.

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10 Responses

  1. Prague Chick says:

    I guess the easiest way – is just to eat less food. Try diet at first!

  2. i don’t end up throwing them away. If pasta and cereal are on sale, stocking up can be a great idea. If yogurt is on sale, resist the urge to buy way too much of it.

  3. Thank you for your wonderful ideas!:)

  4. what a lovely awesome list, thank you!! you can also save money by going to farmer’s markets, and even going for discounts at the end!! Organic Acres can help with saving money too.

  5. Valencia boy says:

    So thanks a lot for that tips!=)
    Will try to use them to save money during that shocking crisis!

  6. Great tips!I will try to follow these instructions.Thanks for your useful post.

  7. A great post – many tips that are really useful in everyday life.Thanks for the information!

  8. cures for sleep disorders says:

    I am eager to follow your thread.Its a simply awesome idea to save our money and to remain healthy.its my pleasure that i got opportunity to read it.I will try to recommend it to all of my friends.

  9. Love the whole idea of the post – admire to cook and eat different tasty things and want to save money, of course!

  10. Ellen S. says:

    I think most people would agree that saving money is something “easier said than done”. Personally, I believe it’s a mind-set that needs to be developed by creating good money-saving habits.

    Here are some things I’ve done to help change my spending habits:

    – Cook more at home ( Eating out is very expensive especially
    if you do it a couple times a week
    – Try shopping online ( You can find better deals than in the
    store and you save on gas (I recommend  HYPERLINK
    – Pay the full balance on credit cards each month ( Interest
    charge is like giving away free money
    – Don’t forget to pay yourself ( Set up an online savings
    account (they pay higher interest than a normal savings
    – Set a budget and goals ( It’s good to have your goals
    written down so you see them everyday and don’t lose focus
    on your ultimate objectives

    Again, saving money requires a lot of patience and hard work. However, you’ll thank yourself later on in life. Good luck everyone!! =)

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