I’m very excited to share with you this amazing post from our friend over at Canadian Budget Binder!
We all have to eat, but we also need to make sure we have a roof over our heads. When deciding how much money you have to go grocery shopping most people pay “fixed” expenses first. Once they are paid, you should have somewhat of an idea how much you can spend on groceries.
Is a budget important? Absolutely, without it we wouldn’t continue to have the ability to save as much as we do.
- Post Their grocery budget ie: $100 per week
- Post What they bought?
- Post Where they purchased the items?
- Post How much they saved using coupons/deals?
- Post What was your total out-of-pocket?
- Post Were you over or under budget?
- Post Why were you over budget?
- Post How will you improve for next shop?
- Do we really need this?
- Will it put us over budget?
- Use Coupons and get organized
- Coupon Match-Ups- match your coupons to store flyer deals
- Cheap/Discount Rack/% off stickers
- Buy in Bulk when it’s cheaper to do so
- Share/Split with friends or family
- Grow your own Vegetables,Fruits and Herbs
- Menu Plan this will help set your budget and list
- Keep a Freezer Inventory List so you don’t buy more than you need
- Stick to an eating schedule and don’t over eat
- Shop when your are full
- Shop when you have time, don’t rush you will pay more $$
- Shop later in the evening or early in the morning
- Ask for discounts don’t be shy, learn to negotiate
- Price Match
- Shop at local markets in the summer for cheaper produce and veg or pick yourself