Clementines are like candy. This is the kind of happiness that comes with putting a generic intention to buy fruit on your grocery list.
You know how to shop for groceries. Grab your lists and coupons (if applicable). Steel your resolve. Go forth and shop.
During this shopping trip (and all trips hereafter), you can be a little freer. If you see something you want or something that’s on sale that doesn’t exactly fit into your plan, go ahead and pick it up. I am eyeballing a new ice cream I want to try (Halo Top – have you tried it? Thoughts?), so I will probably browse that section in my next trip. I put fruit on the list and then just pick up what looks the best. You can be less specific with a few things now that you are shopping more mindfully, and it will still lower your grocery bills in the long run.
Other things that can lower your grocery bills are paying attention to weekly ads and shopping circulars. For example, I don’t need ten bags of frozen vegetables this week, but I know I will use them eventually, and they’re on sale 10 for $10 at Kroger with my card, so why not go ahead and stock up this Friday during my scheduled trip? Stores also often have their own coupons that they send out to their regular customers, so make sure you have signed up for the loyalty programs at places you frequent.
What are some other ways that you save money on groceries?