In feeding a family of six for almost fourteen years I have picked up a few tricks of the trade in saving money at the grocery store. My first “to-do” is to make a list of what we need and along with that list I make a meal plan for the week ahead. .. meal planning is important.
If you take the time to plan your meals before you shop you will find that you don’t buy unnecessary items. My next “to-so” is to go through my coupons to see if anything matches up with what I am about to purchase. If so, I set the coupons I will need aside to save time at the store. In my list I also try to categorize items by the aisle that they are in. That way when I get there I can go grab exactly what I need. Lastly, I never go to the store hungry. If you are hungry when you shop you will by whatever looks like you want to eat it at the moment, thus spending more! If you plan ahead and stick to the plan, you can plan to save!