Save Money When Grocery Shopping

by | Coupon Tips

 It is a good idea to be aware of the amount of money that we spend on items when we go grocery shopping on a regular basis. When times are tough, it is this knowledge that can help us to survive on less income than usual, which can help in a big way if we do it consistently. Here are some tips on ways you can cut the cost of your food and household goods while grocery shopping. Before we move on, consider downloading a spending app so you can create and customize a budget. Below is one of my personal favorites. It is free to download. Go ahead and give it a try!

Download fetch money app for iPhones and IOS phones.

Download fetch money app for Android.

family grocery shopping

 

Create a Budget Before Grocery Shopping

If you don’t keep track of what is coming in and out of your home, it will be very difficult to understand what is a reasonable amount to spend on your groceries and household goods. Keep a budget and know what you are able to put towards these items each month. Stick within your budget as best as you can while grocery shopping.

 

 

Write Down Everything You Spend

Keep track of every penny that leaves your home and wallet. Keep a list on a piece of paper that stays in your wallet, or one on your smartphone, or even use some of the new apps that do it for you while you’re grocery shopping. Don’t forget to use it each and every time you shop. Try the spent money app to save some time while grocery shopping.

Download fetch money app for iPhones and IOS phones.

Download fetch money app for Android.

 

Watch Flyers

Don’t just throw away the flyers that you find in your mailbox. Sometimes you can find some great deals before you start your grocery shopping. Flyers are also an easy way to shop in several stores and to compare prices without much effort. Make a game plan of where you will shop and when, according to who has the best deals on each week.

Sign up for Ebates and Receive $10 when You Make Your First Purchase!

 

Use Coupons When Grocery Shopping

Don’t overlook those coupons. They may seem more bother than they are worth, but some individuals become quite skilled in their coupon planning and learn to save large amounts of money when grocery shopping. Even if you never end up with the reputation of an “extreme” coupon shopper, you can save money on both food and household goods with just a little bit of planning. Here is a neat little tool. It’s called coupon code tracking. This tracks all the top coupons available for your local stores, compares them and shows you the best available. It’s 100% free, so go ahead and sign up and stop clipping coupons!

Sign up for Ebates and Receive $10 when You Make Your First Purchase!

 

Buy in Bulk

When grocery shopping, check the bulk bins to see if you can get merchandise at a lower price. Check out wholesale clubs like Sam’s Club and Costco, because you can often save money when purchasing both groceries and other items there. Sometimes these clubs also have coupons for big ticket items, which makes the savings multiply. If you are buying items online at places like Sam’s, Walmart, Sears, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, Kohls, Target, and almost any brand store you should sign up for Ebates. It’s also 100% free, plus they will give you $10 when you make your first online purchase. You can learn more about Ebates in this article Penny Pinching Groceris or just sign up below for free.

Sign up for Ebates and Receive $10 when You Make Your First Purchase!

 

Have a “Buy It Next Time” Rule

Unless you are buying something that is a necessity, make a rule that you will never purchase an item the first time you see it when grocery shopping. This can cut down on the kind of impulse buying that is tempting for almost everyone to indulge in. When you see something you like, make a choice to wait until the next time you come back to buy it. You may find that most things you are supposedly desperate to have are completely forgotten by the next  grocery shopping trip.

 

Do Not Go Grocery Shopping Unless Necessary

If you don’t want to be tempted to spend money, don’t put yourself in the line of fire. This means not going to the shopping mall when you are trying to save money. Avoid any place that you are regularly tempted to spend the cash you are trying to save.

Saving money is a sacrifice and difficult at times, but you can make it more manageable and even fun by putting together a strategy and sticking to it. By implementing some new rules in your shopping, you can save your hard-earned money. Do a little or a lot, and you will reap reward from your efforts.

 

 

Is Rent to Own Housing An Option?
Rent to own housing is a popular term that should be carefully considered. It can be an agreement between owner and seller to rent or lease a property until it is paid in full. The plan can work several different ways, some have zero deposits and no...
Best and Worst Student Loan Services
Best and Worst Student Loan Services This is the time of year when hundreds of thousands of Americans begin to prepare for their first semester in college. They begin to seek out the items that will sustain them during dorm life. Parents spend money on new sheets, hot...
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
The first nutrition assistance program was started in 1939. These types of programs were developed to help people during strenuous times and financial hardships. The program we know today (SNAP) was first introduced in 1961 as the Food Stamp Act that was...
Unexpected Pregnancy Resources
 If the event that you know a low-income family who is experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, you may want to reach out to help. During this time, you can feel overwhelmed and not know what steps to take. But know that you can take on a supportive role in...
“Believe in The Power of 3”
The number 3 is the first number to which the meaning “All” was given. It is the number of the whole as it contains the beginning, a middle, and an end. When you raise the number 3 to a second power, it simply magnifies everything you already have and...
Helping Homelessness with Government Grants
 Poverty and homelessness in the United States and around the world is increasing on a daily basis. Here in the United States, rising housing costs and lower livable wages have been among the 2 biggest contributing factors. Lack of mental health facilities...
Affordable Health Insurance
Is finding affordable health insurance as improbable as encountering a unicorn walking across your back lawn? It doesn't have to be. Here are seven steps you can take to lower your costs.   1. Understand your options to buying affordable health...
Rent Assistance and Low Cost Housing
With todays economy fluctuating , many individuals and families are struggling to pay bills in a timely fashion, including their rent. The good news is that there are a variety of options available to anyone who is facing late fees, court dates or even...
Applying and Making Phone Calls to Potential Employers
Applying and Making Phone Calls to Potential Employers Applying to Places Not Hiring: A Wise Move or Not? Are you in desperate need of a job? If you are currently unemployed or if you truly think that your current job is making you “crazy,” you may be due for a new...
HARP Eligibility and Assistance
 If your mortgage is making your financial life more difficult than you expected, you can get assistance through a program called HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program). HARP eligibility is easy to determine as there are several factors that can affect...
4 Challenging Discussions (And How To Have Them)
It's not always easy to practice open and honest communication, especially with your family. Unfortunately, that lack of communication can have serious consequences. If you're having a hard time finding the courage to approach your family about an issue...
Getting The Most Out of Your Dental Insurance
If you have dental insurance, it is imperative to know how to get the best out of it. There are several things that you need to understand to maximize the cover for the betterment of your teeth. Your dentist is the most resourceful person to advise you on how to get...
Inexpensive Public School Alternatives
Sending kids to the public school a few blocks away is a simple task for some families. However, not all parents wish to follow this route. They may have concerns about the safety of the public school in the neighborhood, or they may want a different type of education...
5 Ways to Keep Your House During A Market Crash
Anyone paying attention to the housing market in the Los Angeles area knows that home prices have been at record highs. National Mortgage News suggests that this could be a housing bubble about to burst, and a decline in home prices and an increase in mortgage...
Run A Background Check When Applying for Jobs!
 Social media is everywhere in the air around us today. Hence it is natural for you to assume you can handpick and choose what you want your employees to see. Most people therefore imagine that once they clean up their Facebook wall and delete those...
Financial Aid: Grants for Women
 Thanks to thousands of grants, women who want to go back to college and earn a degree can do so without worrying about large tuition fees. Grants for women are available for single moms, minority women, and women that are going in to specific fields of...
How Does Renting to Own Really Work?
 In the years leading up to the financial crisis of 2007-08, the renting to own model — in which tenants/buyers have an option to purchase the house or condo they’re renting from their landlord/seller— was mostly offered by individual homeowners. In the...
The Greatness of Good Friday
 What a supreme paradox. We now call the day Jesus was crucified, Good.Many believe this name simply evolved—as language does. They point to the earlier designation, "God's Friday," as its root. (This seems a reasonable conjecture, given that "goodbye"...
Five Great Resources for Working from Home
 There have been thousands of people watching “Good Morning America” who have sent us messages thanking us for helping them make the money while working from home. For anyone who hasn’t yet taken the leap forward but feel as though you might be ready,...
Understanding Federal Grants (Part 1)
 Let me start off by asking you this question. How would you like free money that you will never have to pay back, from the federal government? Sounds great doesn't it? Well, the simple truth is that you can get it if the government decides to award you a...

Subscribe

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email to Receive New Assistance Updates

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure proper results.

Thank You! You will now receive the latest assistance updates!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This