The Big Secret to Saving Money at The Grocery Store – Is Not The Couponing!
SHHHHHHH…… Did you know the Big secret to saving money at the grocery store, is not the couponing? Seriously, did I just say that? Yes, I know it is hard to believe, but it is true. You don’t need to be considered an “extreme couponer” to join in on the savings. There are numerous and simple ways that anyone can save money on groceries. Today,I share my biggest tip and secret to couponing. Without this tip you could actually end up spending more money and think you are saving.
So, What is the SECRET To Saving BIG at The Grocery Store?
The SECRET is knowing, what price you should pay for an item. It’s very easy to get swept up on a sale, especially those famous buy one, get one deals or 50 – 60% off sales. After all, aren’t you saving money? Yes and No!
At the very least, you need to know your everyday prices on the items you purchase frequently. Once you get those basic numbers down, you will know the difference between a good price, and a great price. If you are the primary grocery shopper, knowing your prices should come easy to you. However if you are not sure, the next time you go grocery store for a little shopping, make it a point to start keeping a mental list of the items you purchase regularly. You can even go one step further and start a list at home. After all, who could know the best price for every item from memory?
When your favorite items are at their lowest rock bottom price, that is when you purchase them and stock up for the next sale. Remember that grocery store prices fluctuate every 6-8 weeks. What that means is there will be another sale on those items you just purchased (maybe not the same brand name). Learn to keep a “healthy” stock pile or enough to carry your family through until the next sale.
The BEST time to use coupons is when you can pair it with a sale (or lowest price point for that item). Spending your money wisely and making the best possible decisions while shopping, will greatly improve your savings at the store.
If you plan well for your grocery shopping trip, your battle is only half over. There are many ways to save at the supermarket, and many pitfalls that need to be avoided.