Saving money at the grocery store can seem like a huge task. You've gotta clip and organize coupons, plan out your trip and then hit the ground running at the store and the check-out counter. But it doesn't have to be too difficult to save at least 50% at the store. With these little-known tips, you're sure to save some money, and it won't take you a whole lot of prep time to do it!
1. Look for those "buy one get one free" deals. When something is on sale for buy one get one free, you're automatically saving 50% on your items. And at some stores, each item rings up half price, so you only have to buy one to get the discount!
2. Look for the mark downs and manager's specials. A lot of stores will mark items down when they are either going to be discontinued or going out of date. Usually the discount is at least 50% or more!
3. Look for those loss-leaders on the front of the sales flier. These are items heavily discounted to attract customers into the store. These deals are usually the best to be had. If you will focus on these deals, you'll really be saving some money!
4. Stock up when necessities are on sale. When items like bread, milk, butter, etc., are on sale, it's time to stock up and use that freezer space if you need to. Grabbing items when they are on sale means you won't have to pay full-price at a later date!
Crystal Collins is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at NaturalThrifty.com.