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3 Tips to Put Your Grocery Budget on a Diet

Updated on December 28, 2010
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Are you looking for ways to put your grocery budget on a diet? While the cost of purchasing groceries certainly seems to keep going up, there are steps you can take to keep your spending under control. Here are a few ideas of tips that anyone can use to try to keep spending at the supermarket to a minimum.

Clip and Use Newspaper Coupons

If you live in an area where grocery coupon circulars are included in the Sunday newspaper, you just might find that you’re able to recover the cost of your newspaper subscription – and then some – by taking advantage of the coupon offers. Whether you receive the newspaper every day or limit your subscription to only Sunday delivery, doing so will provide you with a regular supply of clip and save grocery coupons as well as a way to keep up with what’s going on in your community.  

Utilize Online Coupon Offers

Many food manufacturing companies are turning to the Internet and social media websites to provide promotional opportunities to consumers. Visit the websites of companies that make food products that you purchase regularly and see if any special offers are available. Download and use the ones that will help you reduce your grocery bill.

In addition to taking advantage of current offers, sign up to receive free e-newsletters and promotional offers from the brands that you purchase. You’ll likely find that coupons and rebate offers show up in your inbox regularly. Additionally, if you participate in social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, consider following the pages of food brands that you purchase. You’ll find out about coupons, rebates and other special offers via your social media news feeds as a result of doing so.

Comparison Price Shopping

Most people realize that it’s important to take the time to shop around for the best prices if you were going to make a major purchase like a stove or refrigerator. However, not everyone engages in regular comparison price shopping for grocery purchases. Even though the individual items that you buy when you go to the supermarket might not have huge price tags, these purchases certainly add up over time.

You probably spend more of your family’s budget on food than on just about anything else, so it only makes sense to comparison price shop for groceries. Look around at supermarkets in your area for the best deals on the various items you purchase and shop where you can get the best prices – even if it means going to more than one store to complete your purchases.

Share Your Suggestions

These are just a few simple tips that anyone who wants to save money on grocery purchases may want to try. What other suggestions and ideas do you have? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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    kathryn1000 

    7 years ago from London

    Every little helps.i bought a cookbook from the 70s when we had a recession and lots of cheap ideas in that [GH Money saving menus]

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    Jalus 

    7 years ago

    These are some really helpful tips. I had never thought about following the food companies. Thanks for the help!

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