Today I have 2 short items that can help you save money at the grocery store.
First, do you use coupons at the store? I quit collecting them years ago. There are some things that I buy based on brand, but often I buy based on price. And frequently I found that the coupon was for a more costly brand and that even after applying the coupon, I was paying more. Today, I buy very, very little at the grocery. We start at the farmers markets and rarely buy processed foods.
Second, do you always buy the larger size because you think it is cheaper? I used to do that. But then I started noticing that it wasn’t always true. Today, I’ll do my research. Often at the store the signs under an item will give you a cost for comparison. If not, I’ll calculate the price each or price per pound or whatever to determine which is a better value. It’s easier now because most cell phones have a calculator function on them. Try it the next time you’re at the store!
What’s your favorite money-saving idea?