Most of us buy the same things nearly every time we visit the grocery store: items such as milk, eggs, bread, bananas, and apples are familiar staples. Since you know, you get these items every month (or in some cases, with every trip to the store) it is usually better to stock up when you can.
Get in the habit of keeping your grocery store receipts so that you can identify which items you buy often. Learn what the average price is for each, this way you will know a good deal when you see it. Also, this will help you look out for coupons for these items, especially valuable buy one get one free coupon.
Comparing receipts also provide insights into other shopping habits and may provide ideas on ways to save you may have not considered. Maybe you spend more on cookies or shampoo or beer than you realize for example. Alternatively, you will see areas where you could pay less for some items to other grocery items that cost more.
Keeping grocery receipts also helps you to create and stick to a monthly grocery budget. Knowing how much you spend and what you spend money on is the first step in having more control over your finances.
Here are a few other ways to keep your grocery budget in check:
Before you go, save on the latest refrigerated food coupons when you print or load them to a store loyalty program below.