Shopping for groceries is the biggest niche of spending in a home, especially when you have kids. You try to make grocery list and stick to it, but there’s always something you either forgot to write down or just didn’t find in your store. In a supermarket, we, all, tend to forget about time and reality, because just like a casino, we don’t see real daylight. The only goal, is to sell you products, and most of the time, items you don’t need.
To avoid spending your money on things that don’t deserve the splurge, here are my 4 best tips to save money while shopping. Because whoever said we had to break the bank every time we go shopping?
1- Choose retailers own-label brands
First of, i would advise you to always go for retailers own-label brands, instead of mega famous ones. Those big brands advertise their products, and, trust me, it does have an impact on the displayed price. And since, retailers rarely advertise their items, and, are more and more, able to provide good quality products, why splurge on famous brands? And because you didn’t pay the cost of adverts, you will be able to save up to 30% of the usual price. (Click here to save £35 at Asda)
2- Choose products displayed on the lower shelves
This is something you must know : The lowest prices are on the lowest shelves. The most expensive products are displayed on eye level, to lead your choice to those items. So don’t fall into the trap, look down and bend your pretty legs. :) And for each on of those leg bending, you will be able to save at lest 15% of what you should’ve spent. (And if you feel any pain, try the Elmore oil for free)
3- Avoid pre-cut food
Instead of buying pre-cut products, why don’t you buy them whole. It could be cheese, butter, fruits, vegetables… You can see the difference by yourself, if you compare the cost per kg of your product. You can allow yourself to buy a good food processor to help you chop vegetables, and grate cheese. It will end up paying for itself, because it can help you save 20% on your shopping fees. (Win £500 of kitchen appliances every hour)
4- Tidy your pantries and fridge
Did you know 25% of food items people buy end up in the trash? And it’s only because of the expiry date that no one took care to notice.So, always keep an eye on the expiry date of the food you have in your pantries and fridge (win an amazing fridge). This is the best way, for you, to avoid any waste. Also make sure you put items expiring soon in the front, so you can see them every time you open your cupboard or refrigerator(get rid of bad fridge odors).