With the current food and beverage prices, how high is your anxiety level when you enter local supermarket? If you’re like most of us it’s pretty high. Here are several straightforward tactics that will keep your money in your pocket at the supermarket…
- Select goods that are on the top and bottom shelves – Larger sizes of items are typically located on the highest and lowest shelves at the grocery store. Smaller sizes, that usually carry a higher price per unit, are regularly given most important position at eye level.
- Buy store brands. Store brand products are commonly close to the market leader in quality but less expensive. In fact, the same company that makes the well-known products frequently manufactures the in-house brand name.
- Stay away from buying prepared and packaged produce. You will shell out a premium for ease. Consumer Reports once found that two pounds of carrots cost $1.29, compared with $7.16 for the identical quantity of precut sticks.
- Clip coupons! Try CoolSavings.com for deals on regularly purchased items and shop on double-coupon days if your favorite grocery store has them.
- Join a warehouse club. Bulk retailers can be 20 to 50 percent cheaper than ordinary grocery stores when it comes to foodstuffs like condiments, coffee, bottled water, and vegetables.