If you are newly divorced, you may find it difficult to stay on a budget. No matter what your divorce settlement may have been, it’s important to watch what’s going in and out of your bank account. One of the places that we go to often and can lose track of what we spend is the grocery store. Food is obviously a necessity, but we can all consider cost-effective shopping approaches.
Below are some tips that may help you to save some money on your next trip to the grovery store.
*Go to a grocery store that you can walk to. Not only is it healthy, but you will buy less.
*Make a list before you go so your shopping is specific.
*Buy for the week and not the month. Sure you may go more often, but you are bound to eat all that you buy that way and not waste anything.
*Many of the prepared food stations and bakery offer their items at the end of the day for half price. Be sure to stop through there and pick up the things you like.
*If dairy products are on sale look at the dates. For instance if you favorite yogurt is offered for 10 for $6.00 you will probably want to grab ten. But if the sell by date is five days away you may want to reconsider that many because you may throw them out.
*Try not to buy paper towel and use dish rags instead. In the long run you will save money. As for toilet paper, there is no short-cut.
*Look for in-store coupon displays and the dispensers down the aisles.
*Don’t buy bathroom items such as toothpaste, shampoo, body wash etc. They are must cheaper at your local drug store.
*Double-check your receipts. Cashiers sometimes scan twice or use a code on produce that isn’t accurate.
What are some of your tips? Please comment and let us know!