5 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store
Half a century ago, the price of milk was less than a
dollar and now on average a gallon of milk is somewhere over $6.00. Grocery stores have changed from the family owned corner store to a large corporate venture. But what hasn’t changed is that people still need to find savings in their food bills.
Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that you can shop for what you like and still save a few dollars for your family.
1. Don’t Go Hungry
It is a really simple rule but so easy to forget. Don’t attempt to grocery shop when on an empty stomach. The smells of freshly baked goods and displays of hot food are designed to stimulate your hunger pains so you can validate the purchase to yourself. Go when you have a little something in your stomach so that you don’t make any superfluous purchases.
To the saver go the spoils. Finding coupons that can help make purchases is a great way to save money. Using coupons in conjunction with in-store sales can be another way of maximizing your savings. And coupons are very ubiquitous today. You can become a member of couponing groups and have people trade with you, you can apply for coupons through a manufacturer website, stores offer their own coupons, and looking through newspaper clippings orgroupons. For many locals in Louisiana, it provides them with extra money to put into their New Orleans Personal Banking account. There are so many avenues for savings today; it’s all a matter of taking the time and having the patience to search.
3. Reward Cards
Most grocery stores will have a reward card program for frequent shoppers. If you go to one neighborhood grocery store, these types of cards can offer huge savings. Certain products will be free or on sale with the use of the card. For some, these reward cards offer other benefits besides saving on food, such as deals on gas. They’re free to open and easy to use. What more could you want?
4. Buying Generic
Buying generic products are low cost and have the same taste. For certain products, you are just paying for the name of the manufacturer. With some products, you are better off going name brand, but for more day-to-day food purchases, go generic and save money. The family will never know.
5. Don’t Get Sold
A lot of stores will do nifty sales promotions like “Buy 2 get 1 half off” or “buy 10 and get 1 free.” It is so easy to be enchanted by the “free” and go ahead and purchase whatever else you need. These promotions are designed to make you pay for more product – and they certainly are great for adding more money into these company’s New Orleans Business Banking account. But as a consumer, you should be aware of the actual price you’re paying.
By applying what you’ve learned in this article, you’ll be well on your way to saving more money in the future.
This guest post was written by Flynn Zaiger in association with Hibernia Bank. The views expressed herein are those of the author and not necessarily those of any financial institution or bank. This article is intended to provide those reading it with information about matters of current interest. It should not be construed as legal or financial advice concerning a specific topic and should not be acted upon without contacting the appropriate professionals.