Sunday, 26 January 2014

Saving money at the supermarket is easier than you think.

Supermarket shopping is becoming more expensive. Millions of shoppers are changing how and where they buy their groceries in order to cut down on expense. Here are some tips to help you get the maximum trolley load for your money.

Consider trying an alternative store. There are two or three excellent supermarkets that are much cheaper than the leading chains. Part of your decision has to be travel distance too. Many people travel further for cheaper shopping, forgetting that the fuel costs are increased. So, before you make the change, think carefully about how far you will need to travel to shop in the store of your choice.

If you can’t easily get to a cheaper supermarket like an Aldi or Lidl, then consider ordering your groceries online. This can save you a massive amount of money in a year. By setting yourself a strict budget and ordering online, either weekly or fortnightly, you will see a huge drop in your supermarket bills.

Supermarkets are designed to make it easy for us to spend. The stores are set up to encourage us to spend more and buy additional items we were not planning to purchase. These extra items can add up to a significant amount over time. And it is so easy to be taken in by the clever marketing and discount displays.

Buying in bulk can save you a lot of money too if you are clever. Items that last for a long time should be purchased in bulk wherever possible. For example, dried goods like rice, pasta or grains will keep for long periods so can be bought in bulk for much cheaper prices. Toilet tissue, cleaning products, washing powders, pet foods, are also items that last. You can save as much as £10 on each weekly shop by buying certain items in bulk once or twice a month.


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