All our local supermarkets have promotions on selected items from time to time. These promotions can really benefit you, as long as you know how to use them wisely. Making the most of these supermarket deals will save you a lot of money on the long run, especially now that the prices of everyday goods have increased, and the subsidy for many types of cooking oils have been removed.
Here are some cost-saving strategies you can employ to maximize all the supermarket and hypermarket deals you see.
Stock up on Non-Perishables
Toiletries, washing detergents and diapers are some of the things that you can stock up on whenever you see a discount on these items. It will cost you less in the long term, especially when you buy in bulk and keep it for the rest of the year. This tip is perfect for large families!
Plan Your Menu Around What’s on Sale
Knowing what’s on discount at your local supermarket and planning your meals around them will ultimately shave your food bill by at least 20%. Get creative and stick to fresh products and dried groceries that are the most affordable on the shelves at that particular time. Don’t be afraid to try new ingredients and explore a different cuisine depending on what’s available cheap for a particular season.
Stick to a List
Always make a list of what you need, and stick to it. It would be good to refer to a promotional leaflet as you list out what you want from a particular store. However, it’s even more important that you don’t stray from it and buy non-essentials as you walk along supermarket aisles. This is really easy to happen, especially when you see something you really like to snack on.
You Can’t Beat Fresh Foods
Many supermarkets offer discounts on their fresh produce, like raw fish, chicken, vegetables and fruits. This is a great opportunity to eat healthy and cut out the fried snacks, candies, canned food and the likes of it.
Shopping tip: These supermarkets near you are having promotions all through the month of November, so check them out and start shopping today!