Save money shopping with our seven secrets! Title Tree is here to help you save money shopping at the grocery store. These are tips that you can use the next time you shop to spend less and get more for your money.
1. Make a Grocery List
Making a shopping list before going to the grocery store is one of the easiest ways to save money shopping. Shopping from a list helps you avoid impulse buys and unplanned purchases. Making a shopping list enables you to buy food that fits in with your weekly meal plan. Plus, it can help you avoid buying food that might end up going to waste. Remember to bring the list with you to the store and stick to it!
2. Meal Plan By What is On Sales
Plan your weekly meals by what your local store has on sale. If you have trouble coming up with meal planning ideas, look to the sale items advertised in your grocery store’s weekly flyer.
3. Compare Stores to Save Money Shopping
Most of us get in a routine of shopping at the same grocery store, and we may not even realize that we’re not getting the best deal. On your next couple of shopping trips, note the prices of five to ten items you regularly purchase. Shop the same things at a few different stores to compare. You can easily do this online, no need to shop in person. You may end up finding a cheaper place to shop.
4. Buy Store Brand Products
Try generic or store brand versions of products you frequently buy rather than blindly picking up the name brand item. You will save some money now, but you can potentially rack up substantial savings over time. That is if you permanently switch from name brand products to the store brand versions. Often the store brands are as good as the name brands. Moreover, most stores have a money-back guarantee and will issue a refund if you are unsatisfied with a store brand product.
5. Coordinate Coupons
Use a wildly powerful coupon approach to save as much dough as possible. Use coupons that discount items on sale at your grocery store that are on your shopping list. Doing so can help you save double through the initial sale savings and the use of the coupon. This tactic also eliminates spending money on items you do not need and may not ever use to redeem a coupon or receive a discount.
6. Buy in Bulk to Save Money Shopping
With nonperishable items that you buy almost every time you go to the store, consider buying them in bulk. Things like trash bags, cotton swabs, dishwasher detergent, laundry soap, and diapers are available in extra large quantities. Sometimes buying in bulk lowers the cost per usage significantly and, over time, can add to real savings. But it is always best to check the math to see if a bulk purchase is going to actually help you save money shopping.
7. Shop the Post Holiday Sales
As far as holiday-themed items like decorations, cards, and specialty items shop after holiday sales. You can save at least fifty percent. When you do holiday shopping right after the holiday, you can save on next year’s celebration no matter what holiday. Pick up a Valentine’s Day wreath for next year, a day after Mother’s Day card, next Easter egg dying kits, right after Halloween pumpkin carving tools, July 5th fireworks, and the day after Christmas decorations and gift bags. You will save lots of money and be ready for all of the upcoming holidays. Just dedicate a place or a particular bin for all of your after holiday finds.
You can count on Title Tree for creative ways to help you save money shopping. Please check out our other blog posts for more shopping tips. Contact us for help with a title pawn. We are here to serve you.