When to Shop Tips
Don't shop hungry. Studies
indicate you'll spend 10% more on your groceries.
Avoid after-work shoppers,
paydays and just before holidays.
Shop for items BEFORE you run out
of them. If you run out of an item, you'll have to pay whatever
the store is charging that week.
Learn the sales cycle and know
when to expect certain items to go on sale (e.g. condiments in
early summer and baking supplies just before Christmas).
Buy foods that are in season.
They'll be top quality and likely less expensive than imported
Do one bulk-shopping trip a month
for staples. This makes the other three weeks easier with fewer
bags to carry in and fewer groceries to put away.
Frequent trips will be necessary
if you shop for "soon-to- expire" items. Remember to keep
disciplined during these trips. Don't buy on impulse.
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