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Monday, October 4, 2010

Saving on Family Grocery Shopping

Now in today's economic times, using less earned on anything is a plus. However, one must that is hard to cut back on is grocery shopping. Spending less on groceries takes practice and planning. One way to use less on groceries is to shop the specials for the necessary items. Going through sale promotions each month and obtaining the best sales possible will save you some money.

Using mail coupons is also very useful. Not many people have the ability to sit and cut out coupons and compare the item on the coupon to the item that they are purchasing. At times however, there are many good coupons that you can track that will save you quite a bit on your grocery bill.

Another great tip is to find things in bulk. While the initial purchase may be more expensive, the period of time before you need to buy those groceries again is longer. For example, purchasing a case of canned spaghetti may cost less than it would to purchase each can individually. Many times stores offer a quantity discount when you purchase in bulk.

Warehouse outlets sell many items in bulk such as canned goods, frozen goods, cereals, coffee and many other items. Buying in bulk in this manner will always be less expensive than purchasing the items individually or in smaller quantities. However, when considering a warehouse store, remember that there is usually a membership price that must be paid each year to get the lower price.

Wasting less on groceries can be done with planning and practice. Do not expect to get it right all the time, it takes time to change habits.

Lance enjoys writing about using Savings coupons.
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