17 March 2010

Top 7 Ways to Cut Grocery Costs Part Six

One of the easiest ways to cut costs and save money is to cut your grocery budget. Yes, you have to eat, but there are plenty of options. It is the one are of your budget that you can manage to the very cent without starving. This is hint number six n the series.

Ditch the store loyalty
This obviously isn’t feasible for everybody, but it is something that you should think about. Most of us live within easy access of the three major supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths and Aldi) and at least one or two of the smaller independents. Shopping only at one supermarket will cost you money.  To follow the sales cycle you need to be prepared to shop multiple stores to get the lowest prices and best deals.  Shopping multiple stores will give you a better idea of prices and a better idea of what a good sale price is. You don’t need to always shop at multiple shops, but it does pay to at least divide your shopping between the two biggest in your area.

For country Cheapskates, shopping locally can be expensive simply because of the lack of competition. If it is at all possible consider doing a big shop in your nearest big town once every four or five weeks and stocking up.

1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I have visited your site and I want to say thank you for your common sense saving tips. We have just become aged pensioners and now with a much reduced income we need all the help we can get to live within our means and maybe save a bit for a rainy day, so thank you again.

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