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As television shows like “Extreme Couponing” are becoming popular, many are intrigued with the idea of saving money on their grocery bills. Although the people who are on many of these shows are extreme examples, paying miniscule amounts on their large orders, the methods that they use to save money certainly do work, and should be considered by all to save money. Here are a few tips on how to save money on your grocery bill.
Look at the Sales Paper
Prior to going on your weekly shopping trip, it is important to check out the sales paper. This way, by seeing which items are on sale, you can save money. For example, the person who normally buys one brand of an item out of habit and not out of preference may find that they can get a comparable item on that particular week for a much lower price.
Write Down a List
It is so important to write down a grocery list prior to walking into the store, and it is equally important to stick to it. So easily we can become distracted while grocery shopping, causing us to walk out the store with more than intended. Granted, picking up an extra item or two won’t break necessarily break the weekly budget, but the constant adding of unnecessary items can really add up in the long run.
Coupons can truly be a life saver, especially at stores that double them. Smart shoppers can clip them out from their local Sunday paper, or even print them out online and watch the savings pour in.