How to Save Money on Grocery Shopping

by Marcel 13 March 2011

Save money grocery shopping

Grocery shopping is something we all need to do, but most of us (myself included) often don't take the time to save money, we buy what we need and that's that.

By taking control of how and when you buy your groceries, you can achieve savings of up to 20% on your current spending, and you'll still be buying the exact same products that you always have! No cost-cutting by buying generic brands instead of your regular brands.

It's not that hard, but it does take some planning. Here are the steps in a nutshell:

  1. First make a list of all of the products you usually buy, and note the regular price of these products.
  2. When one of these products goes on sale, check the price to see if it really is a bargain against the price you noted earlier.
  3. Buy three months worth of the product and store it in the pantry.

That's basically all there is to it. Of course this isn't going to work for perishables such as dairy products, fruit and vegies. But, for things like nappies, canned goods, cereals etc. you can save a significant amounts of money by only buying when on sale.

Also take a note of when the sale took place, I mentioned 3 months stock earlier which is a fairly standard time frame between sales, but your mileage may vary.

So, instead of buying when you need something, buy it when it's cheap. And when you need it, just take it from the pantry!

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