With a New Year comes many new goals and resolutions. If one of yours was to save more when you go shopping, then I have some easy to use tips right here to help you out. Some you have probably heard of before and others might be new. Maybe you’ve though coupons just weren’t worth the time to save or that store brand groceries won’t taste as good, here are some ideas that may surprise you.
5 ways to instantly save money while shopping:
Shop with coupons- Coupons have not gone out of style and there are now so many great ways to use them that you really have no excuse not to. They are still found in the stores, the old fashioned way but now you can also find them online or even have them sent to your phone. You can subscribe to coupon newsletters, print them online direct from retailers and manufacturers and more.
Buy store brand on everything- Generic brand or store brand will save you from a few cents to a few dollars on every purchase that you make. You can check the ingredients on the label and 99% of the time, they are exactly the same as the brand name equivalent. You’re just paying more money for the name.
Take advantage of after sales- Another way to get instant savings is to shop after a holiday or after a seasonal sale. Whether you are stocking up for next year or grabbing a loaf of bread just in time before it goes stale, you can save money on the stuff you plan to buy anyway by shopping after sales.
Use shopping apps to score the best deal- SmartPhones have earned their names by giving us many smart and useful applications. Cell phone apps like PriceGrabber and Consumer Reports or bar code apps allow you to check out a deal while you are shopping and compare it to the prices of other stores. You can scan the bar codes of food and groceries, electronics and more and compare them to prices online.
Use in-store savings and buy in bulk options- Finally, another way to save is to use the in-store savings that already exist such as by purchasing things together, using on the box coupons and by buying in bulk. Purchasing bulk can save you a lot of money, especially on things that you know you are going to need more of eventually, such as toilet paper.
Who doesn’t want to save more on the things they need to buy anyway? Recent economy dips have left many people struggling sometimes to even put food on the table. Even if you have money, it helps to shop smartly and save even more. With these tips, you now have 5 ways to instantly save money while shopping.