Nicole of Rolling Out Dough is sharing a post with some tips on how to save on shopping. Meanwhile, I'm sharing a post over on her site on how to naturally clean your coffee maker using one super cheap household ingredient.
So read on for 6 of Nicole's tips to save your shekels when you head out shopping!
Let’s see carrots, soup, chicken… right how much did you say? Have you ever gone to the grocery store and spent over $100 just to come home and think wow I didn’t even buy that much! I used to do that all the time but then I changed the way I shop and now my grocery bills are a lot lower. I love helping others save, here are a few ideas that I hope will help you.
1. Shop what is on sale instead of what is on your list. Don’t go the store with a list and say okay I am going to make a roast, chicken enchiladas, buy apples, etc this week and buy the ingredients for those meals. Go to the store with an open mind and make meals based on what is in season and what is on sale. I save a lot of money this way especially on meat.
2. If you have something you buy a lot frequently see if your store offers a case discount, when you order a whole case you can receive a discount - this is quite common and often you can save up to 10%. This is great for things like gluten free flour, soy milk and other pricey items.
3. Avoid gimmick pricing at the grocery stores. Sometimes stores have a promotion for “10 for $10” or “4 for $5” and it seems like a great sale but be aware these may not even be on sale.
4. Use coupons for your favorite gluten free and organic foods. Visit manufacturer’s websites and Facebook - pages to get coupons or go to my top three sites for printing coupons: MamboSprouts.com, Coupons.com and CommonKindness.com.
5. Go online and shop! This seems like something I shouldn’t have to tell you but I know so many people who still are leery of online shopping. Don’t be! Sites like Amazon.com, Drugstore.Com, and Vitacost.com offer some amazing prices on organic and gluten free groceries.
6. Last, don’t get discouraged when you only save a dollar or two it can really add up over time! I have saved so much just a few dollars at a time.
Do you have a tip for saving on groceries?