Food and groceries can take a big chun of your budget. Here are more tips on how to save on buying food, because we can’t seem to get enough of them:
Schedule regular grocery trips. People tend to buy more on impromptu trips. And be sure to allocate a short time for shopping. The longer you stay in the grocery, the more likely you’ll splurge on items that you don’t need in the first place.
Plan a week’s worth of menu, this includes possible snacks that you and your children may want to have in between meals. This way, you can make a definite list that you must follow strictly when you step into the store. Do not buy anything that is not on the list.
Same with the list, always bring a set amount when you go shopping. You can make a good estimate of how much you’ll need if you have your list. Excess cash can also mean excess buying, especially if you have a weak will.
Use coupons or money off vouchers that arrive via the post or those which you can cut from your local newspapers. Take advantage of sales and buy cheaper store brands. They do not taste much better than those branded products, which are more expensive.