Simple Tips for Saving Money at the Supermarket

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It’s been said that only death and taxes are guaranteed in life, but that’s not true. The grocery store is also necessary. Almost everyone has to make a trip to the store every week, or more, and there’s nothing we can do about that – in most cases. However, you do not have to continue to overpay for your groceries every single time you shop. You don’t even have to shop at a different store, clip coupons or only buy items on sale. Sometimes it’s the smallest changes in your shopping that make the biggest difference.

Stop Shopping With Your Kids 

There is nothing worse than taking the kids to the store and paying a fortune for your items. It happens all the time when they want this or that and you’re tempted to give in because it’s easier than listening to them ask why they cannot have this or that. I do it all the time. I can go into the supermarket with my kids and leave having spent an additional $20 to $30 just to keep them quiet. Am I proud of that? Not even a little.

Eat First 

Anytime we do our shopping after church when we’ve been running around like madmen all morning getting all four kids dressed and out the door, we are hungry. We haven’t eaten and we’re ready to buy all the food – and we do. Eat first, don’t shop hungry and you’ll be surprised how much you save at the register.

Make a List 

It’s cliché, I know, but it does work. They key, though, it is keep a running list. A decorative chalkboard is always helpful in the kitchen. You can write down what you need when you realize you need it so that you don’t forget. Making a list is helpful on the spot, but it’s not helpful when you forget all those little things you remembered you needed earlier in the week.

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