Archive for the GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES Category

Tip of the Day: Check the Entire Shelf

Posted in GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES on May 3, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Grocery stores will often place the higher priced items at eye-level.  Again, consumers choose more items to buy from eye level.  So look at the top and bottom of the shelf for potential better bargains.

 Also, often the healthier (and less expensive) items are more difficult to find.  Packaged, prepared foods are more costly and generate bigger profits, so try to find the healthier items.

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Tip of the Day: Buy the Deals, Avoid the Rest

Posted in GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES on May 2, 2010 by Meals of Asia

One shopping technique is to shop more often, and focus your shopping on the special deals given by the store.  Then go visit other stores to buy their special promotions.  Many stores rely on the fact that you will buy more than the specials, to make their money and maximize profits.  However, you must remain disciplined and don’t be tricked into spending more than you plan when entering the store.

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Tip of the Day: Track Prices

Posted in GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES on May 1, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Keep track of the prices you are paying for items you often purchase.  Then keep that list with you when you shop.  That way, if something is “on sale” you will know if it is really a sale or not.  If you find a good discount, then buy enough extras, if the item does not spoil.

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Tip of the Day: Buy Items in Bulk?

Posted in GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES on April 30, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Buying items in bulk used to be cheaper.  However, these days, stores have figured out that they could actually charge more, without consumers realizing it.  The bigger box of cereal may actually be more expensive than the smaller box.  Therefore, the best bet is to shop and compare and see if you are actually getting a better bargain.

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Tip of the Day: Avoid Convenience Items

Posted in GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES on April 29, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Don’t purchase items that are convenience items, such as prepared vegetables or pre-made sandwiches.  These items are more costly, and you are better off buying your own ingredients and making them yourself.

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Tip of the Day: Buy Only What You Need and Can Afford

Posted in GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES on April 28, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Before grocery shopping, write a list of the items you need.  Then, when shopping, only buy those items.  Avoid putting other things in your cart that catch your eye. Supermarkets want to take advantage of people buying things they did not intend to purchase, so be a smart shopper and use a shopping list.

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Tip of the Day: On Sale Items to Avoid

Posted in GROCERY SAVING STRATEGIES on April 27, 2010 by Meals of Asia

The grocery store is professionally organized to get you to spend as much money as possible.  Often, “on sale” items are displayed at the front of the store or at the end of isles.  Don’t assume that these items are actually a bargain, since the manufacturers or distributors of those products are actually paying to display their products.

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