|October 31, 2011||Posted by admin under Uncategorized|
General information about grocery shopping can give you an advantage, but there is more under this rubric than that. Still, first things first: there are a number of things you as a conscientious shopper can do to get the best-quality foods for you and your family and also to save as much money as possible. Let’s take these items one at a time:
Like most people, you probably have your favorite neighborhood supermarket where you do most of your shopping. And you are probably a relatively regular customer there – though on occasion, you may find yourself driving a bit farther to some other store for some items that your own store may not carry – some special brand, for example. In any case, do you use a list with which to do your shopping or do you rely on your memory?
The advantage to using a list is that you won’t do any last minute impulse buying. If you think through all that you need and put everything on the list, you are going to buy only what you need. Should you suddenly remember something while in the store, you can always add that, provided it’s not some silly impulse item. If you try to rely on your memory – and you are more likely to do this is you are a man – you might end up forgetting things. One way to avoid forgetting something is to go through the entire store, all the aisles, that way your memory may kick in if you were going to forget something.
So, how do you save money? Well, you can use coupons. And there are many sources for this. Offline and online. Your Sunday paper is the first line of defense. But there are online sources, too, and if you can print them, you can take them to the store with you. Your supermarket may itself give you coupons at the time you are checking out. There is no reason not to take advantage of coupons. They can add up. If you just save, say, $25 a week, that can come to an impressive $1,300 by year’s year’s end. So don’t overlook this possibility of saving on your grocery shopping.
One more bit of advice: it is not a good idea to shop on an empty stomach. Remember that you are in a food store, and when you are hungry, everything under the sun will look too good not to buy it – and that’s not the way to save money. So be prepared when you do your grocery shopping, and you are going to end up with all you need and save money in the bargain, too.
Now at the beginning of this article I had mentioned something else: there is actually a Grocery Shopping Network online, and you can access it here: groceryshopping.net – here you are going to find a whole different way of doing your grocery shopping. Over 6,000 grocery stores are represented on this site, so you can truly explore lots of possibilities here. Let’s look at just a couple of examples, shall we?
The motto of the Grocery Shopping Network is “Where the Path to Purchase Begins.” The reason for this is simple enough: even before you go to your store, you can check up on specials on your computer and get to the store armed with information that will save you money. The next thing is the personalization factor. Yes, once you frequent the site, you can get personal deals that end up saving you extra money. So do take advantage of this site if you can.