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SAVING MONEY WHEN SHOPPING FOR
Food shopping is expensive,
especially for families with
several kids. Featured is
information on how you can cut
back on your supermarket
spending. We also suggest you
money spending challenge so that you can analyze
areas where you can cut back in your spending habits.
The first thing you should do is
evaluate your food habits in
The key to saving money from
grocery shopping is to start by
observing your food habits at
home. Is there food that sits in
your pantry that never gets
eaten? Do you end throwing food
away because it has expired
before you open it? What about
leftovers? Do you eat them or
throw them out? Bottom line, are
you wasting food?
Take a look in your fridge. Make
a note as to what gets wasted
the most. Over the next month or
so, be alert as to what you wind
up throwing out the most. This
can be the lettuce that goes bad
so fast, fruits that are
forgotten about or the abundance
of leftovers that never get
Now that you aware of what is
being thrown out (its not just
food, its money), you can take
steps to alter the way you shop
and cook. First, try cooking
less each meal. Not only will
you get your serving sizes back
to a normal level, you won't
overeat as much. Set a goal to
cook meals that at most have one
serving left over.
Next comes your shopping habits.
Don't buy food you don't eat.
When observing what you are
throwing out every week, you may
notice a pattern of the same
items going to waste. If this is
the case, don't buy that
particular food anymore. Your
obviously not eating it, sot
there is no point.
You will notice that you are buying
less. You may have to make more
frequent trips to the grocery
store, but you are eating what
you buy and are not wasting as
much. The idea of stocking up
because you may not make it to
the store this week needs to be
eliminated. Make the time to go
shopping because it will help
Stocking up is not a bad thing. You
just need to be smart about it.
Make notes of what food you eat
the most. For example, families
with kids usually eat a lot of
cereal. So, families in this
scenario should take advantage
of cereals on sale by stocking
up! Items like pasta, beans,
rice, condiments, and frozen or
canned veggies are also
excellent to stock up on when on
Another good way to save at the
grocery store is to not use a
credit card for purchasing.
Instead bring a set amount of
money with you to the store and
make that money work for you.
You may have to keep a tally
while shopping, but this will
help you buy only what you need.
In conclusion, no matter if the
groceries you buy are on sale or
are not simply, you won't save
money if you buy food you don't
end, that ends up in the trash.
Just like with your money, you
need to learn to budget your
food. Paying attention to your
eating and shopping habits will
save you money!
We also feature an entire section
how to save while on vacation.