There is no doubt that going to the grocery store can really put a hole in your weekly budget. However, there are some great tips that you can use in order to save money and eat better than you ever have before. By saving $10 – $20 a week at the grocery store, you will find that you will have $40 – $80 at the end of the month to do with what you please including paying bills or saving for something you need.
Don’t Buy Pre-Sliced or Cubed Meat
Meat is some of the most expensive items that you can find at the grocery store and the meat you find in the racks that is pre-sliced or cubed for convenience are often prices 40 – 60% more than their unsliced counterparts. Instead of buying this, spend a few minutes at home doing it yourself. Not only can you save money, you can be sure that the meat is trimmed correctly.
Buy Bulk Spices
The nice thing about spices is that you can keep them for a very long time…which is why some people think the high prices at a grocery store are ok…they aren’t. Especially when there are natural food stores and bulk food stores that have them at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you can get as much or as little as you like which means nothing has to go to waste.
Buy Off Brand Cereal
This is a great tip, especially if you have children who love their cereal. By choosing an off brand vs. a name brand, you can save several dollar a week…and that will add up quickly over time. In many cases, the cereal itself is almost identical and sometimes, it is identical, just in different packaging.
These are just a few of many tips that you can use when you go to the grocery store. There are others as well, like skipping the personal care products, the batteries and even laundry detergent. All can be found at a lower price at discount department stores or drug stores. Though these things will help to save you money, it may not be enough. If you still need assistance making ends meet, perhaps a car title loan can help get you through a rough spot. If you would like to talk with an expert in title loans, Embassy is the place to go. Give us a call today!