The first tip on how to save money on food shopping is to select two of your favorite stores and to compare and check their weekly specials each week. The easiest way to save money when it comes to food shopping is to check out the weekly advertisements in your local food markets. This may seem very time consuming in today’s society. Men and women simply don’t have the extra time to spend an hour reviewing the weekly flyers sent out by their most popular food markets. However, most of us are spending time each day surfing the Internet and while we surf we can check out the weekly flyers and our favorite stores. The Internet is a wide world of opportunity and it offers much in the way of savings.
The second tip is to create a list based on the sale items that will fulfill your weekly needs. Saving money on food shopping really does begin with creating a list. You can expect to save 20% at the grocery store by reviewing the online ads and by creating a quick list of the items which you plan to purchase. Consider meals for the week and consider snacks while you make your list. When you’re in the store stick to your list and avoid making extra purchases. The online flyer will allow you to quickly review and compare the weekly specials provided by each of your favorite stores. You will then be able to select which store you plan on shopping in or if you determine that they each have specials that you desire and you have extra time then you can stop at each store to get your desired items. One little added note: if you are in a hurry and need to stop at the store without a list then stick to one of your selected favorite stores and grab a flyer as you walk in the door. Limit your quick shopping budget to $40.00 and just grab the necessities that are on sale. You can come back later for more when you are prepared with a list.
Applying these simple tips can save you a substantial amount of money on grocery shopping each week. You can enjoy checking out the total amount saved as the store specials are calculated on the receipt. Watch and see the savings pile up as you stick to the same one or two food stores and as you get to the store each week with a prepared list of items that you will be purchasing.