Food, cleaning products and general grocery items makes up a big portion of most people’s budget. An average family spends 25%-30% of its monthly budget on groceries.
By saving money on groceries alone you can save hundreds of dollars per month. The good news is that unlike mortgage, rent, medical bills, taxes etc., you have full control over the way you spend your grocery budget!
Problem is that most people are impulse buyers. This is a known fact, which marketers and retailers tend to exploit for their own benefits.
If you’re looking for ways to save on groceries, clipping coupons will only get you so far. What you really need to do is to familiarize yourself with various facts, techniques and strategies that will turn this impulsive buying to a more controlled one.
Actually, your groceries budget is an excellent place to cut expenses. You can save money on food with very little effect on your lifestyle.
Suggested reading order is to start with grocery money saving tips on where (and where not to) head for cheap groceries.
Knowing where to shop is important, buy it is also important to know when (and when not) to shop in order to save money on grocery.
Frugal grocery shopping tips – Part 1 is where all the heavy stuff is. It is packed with excellent grocery shopping tips, and it is followed by Part 2 of how to save money on grocery shopping.
Coupons are naturally a big issue by itself. There is more to coupons then just clipping. True frugal coupon living is all about using coupons the Smart Way. Make sure you don’t miss this!
Membership and Loyalty Cards offer more ways to save on groceries, if used correctly. Read this to learn about their Cons and Pros, and how you can use them to save money on food.
Avoiding pre-processed food is another method for cutting your grocery bill. Learn here what products should be avoided so you can save money on food.