How to $ave Money on Your Grocery Bill
In this rocky economy, Americans are hungry to save money on household bills. Here are 3 tips on how you can trim your grocery bill.
1. Shop the Perimeter
Household staples such as bread, meat, dairy, and fruits and vegetables are generally located around the “perimeter” of a store. Always fill your cart with these items first. Afterwards, you can pick up the rest of the items on your list. And as an added bonus, perimeter items tend to be fresher than their ‘shelf-stable’ counterparts found in the center of the store.
2. Go to Manufacturers’ Websites for Coupons
While previous generations clipped Sunday coupons, you can now go directly to manufacturers’ websites to find downloadable coupons. Coupons are often provided with new product introductions because manufacturers want to entice consumers to sample their latest products. See the Special Offers tab for Reser’s current promotions.
3. Build a $marter meal
Splurge on your main course. Select a great cut of meat or a homemade main dish and then supplement your meal with easy, convenient and cost-effective ready-to-serve meats, sides and salads often found in a store’s refrigerated deli or meat sections.