Are you tired of throwing money down the drain?
These days, most of us are trying to stretch our dollars to cover everything that we needed for our family, and most of our budget should go for the food.
Are you buying for a couple or a family of ten, you want to get the best prices of the things that you need.
Here are a few tricks to get the most out of the money you spend on food each week.
Use these tips and you'll be on your way to leave more money in your pocket instead of handing it over to the local grocery store.
Read the weekly circulars for your favorite store.
We all have two stores or nearby that we rely on for most of our grocery items. The best way to get the most from your neighborhood store is to scan their weekly sales circulars for sales and specials. My mailbox is filled with every Tuesday and I threw most of them, but I saw one of my favorite stores. I took a felt tip pen and circle all of the items that I want to take that week, and then add it to my weekly shopping list. If you do not get a circular in the mail, they are available online at the website for the chain.
It is like a religion (or addiction) with some kind of an extreme couponer, but you really can save with this if you get smart about using them. When you scan the weekly coupons in the Sunday paper, which is to spend $ 0.10 on a can of beans and looking for great people who can save at least $ 1. A BOGO (buy one get one) on a $ 30 bottle of vitamins that you take every day is definitely worth your time.
Sign up for membership.
Most major grocery chains have to present your card at checkout to get the discount offers week. Today, you can also register online and get a discount even more are stored digitally on your card and use when you check out.
Buy in bulk.
I checked for a circular network of my favorite stores today and found the chicken legs and thighs on sale for $ 0.88 per pound. I prefer thighs, so I bought a pack a few pounds, drop each thigh in a bag and put it in the freezer. When I feel like cooking chicken, I defrost a piece or two and cook them. This works especially well for beef or turkey. Buy a few pounds when they are on sale, making individual buns and wrap them before freezing.
If your family is eating dry cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, buy a larger size and pay less per ounce. When items such as dried peas and beans are on sale, take some and store it in a dry and cool place.
Several weeks ago, my store has canned vegetables usually sell for $ 0.99 per can sold for $ 0.33 each. I brought home a few cans, but if I have a big family meal, I will fill my cart!
You now go to a good start on how to save money on many products that you have to regularly buy. But what would you do with an increase in the amount of food you bring home? After all, you do not want to have to throw away food because you are not eating the right time?
Keep reading for some more valuable lessons and techniques to save money.