The thrill of bargain shopping comes from the dirty little secrets deal-getters employ. Every bargain shopper uses several strategies to get the best prices...Here are a few of my confessions:
1. I refuse to pay full price.
There is NO sense in paying retail for anything and I refuse to pay full price on almost everything.
2. I will search the store until I find the deal I'm looking for.
If there was an awesome buy-one-get-one deal in this week's circular, then I intend on getting it! Sometimes I get to the store the day they're stocking this week's items and posting all the deals...I will wait. And wait. And wait. And save money!
3. I will buy healthy items for my family and still save money.
There is a common misconception that you can't save money on healthy foods. I save money every week on organic foods, natural foods and produce. Weekly ads generally have sales on natural foods, and stores like Kroger often offer coupons on their store-brand organic/natural selection.
4. Even if it's on sale, horrifyingly unhealthy foods stay at the store.
I love to save money. LOVE IT. But if Oreos are on a 20-crate-for-2 cents sale, they aren't going home with me. My family will be very saddened to know this. Do not tell them. Bottom line, I try to stick with healthy foods!
5. I shop at multiple stores.
In order to get the best prices possible, I shop with at least two grocery stores per week. This helps me save at least 30% on our grocery bill. It's very easy to save at least a third of your grocery expenses if you shop smart.
6. All grocery shopping gets done on one day.
It saves gas and time if I just hop from store to store. Then, I go home and unload my bounty!