This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo.
In the pursuit to raise a family, and provide for them well, we often find ourselves saving, scrimping, saving and staying as frugal as possible. This is simply common sense – the less we have to pay for our provisions, the more provisions we can accumulate.
Thankfully, there has never been a better time to look for these frugal offers. One of the great places you can save money week-to-week, and as a result, month-to-month and year-to-year, is your shopping bill. This is arguably one of the best places you can save money – because you have absolutely no way of stopping purchasing food. You’ll always need it, and your family will always surprise you of how much they can consume.
What matters is how you deal with this, how you can provide it cheaply, without having to worry about too much of a quality loss. Feeding your family nutritiously and healthily is always the first consideration, and that has its own added cost. But it is possible to achieve this and have your savings largely unimpeded.
To begin with, how do you find these savings? Try the following tips:
Grocers are by and large your best place to pick up farm foods, fruit, and vegetables. You’ll be surprised at how cheap they are compared to supermarkets. It’s likely their products lack fancy packaging, but apart from that initial visual appeal and maybe a haphazard way of displaying the produce in store, the quality is better here. What’s more, you’ll be supporting local businesses. Check out this article to understand the benefits of doing so https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244839, as it’s difficult to contend with the idea when a business professional validates it.
Here you know that if they profess the vegetables are organic, they are organic. It’s likely they were picked and transported that previous day. Look for family businesses who have great ties to the agricultural world, and you’ll know that you’re getting the best health foods available, and all for the fraction of the cost of a major supermarket. Just expect to weigh all of your items yourself.
Coupons are available in many industries these days, thanks to their practicality in providing a business with more guaranteed sales at a slight discount than having to simply contend with competition alone. This benefits the end consumer. Check out Amazon Couponing guides that not only allow you to try your hand as a fully fledged couponer but one who is consistently reinforced with insightful couponing habits. Check out this website https://www.samplestuff.com/extreme-couponing-full-book-amazon/ to find more about how couponing can benefit you, in a style much more precise than the jargon seasoned couponers enjoy using.
Many supermarkets also offer a ‘store points’ system for loyalty purchases. This can help if you have to visit that brand to pick up select items – toiletries for example. However, once you purchase these items, you can then apply those store points at the end of the week or month to a substantial item or list of items that directly reduce your shopping bill. This is given to you for simply attending the supermarket that is most convenient for you. What could be better?
Keep these frugal tips in mind, and your grocery bill is likely to be slashed in ways you never once expected.