Saving money should be on every consumer's list of ways to budget well. Here are a few tips to get you started.
One of the easiest ways to save money on purchases is to use coupons. Coupons are basically free money. You can print them from online resources, you can add them through your grocery shopping application, or you can request them directly from the manufacturer.
A few printable coupons :
CoverGirl - Brow & Eye Markers Only $0.50 at Rite Aid w/ Coupon
Rachael Ray - $0.10 Dog Treats at Publix with Coupon & Sale
Trident - 3 Pack Gum Only $0.70 at Target with Coupons
Rite Aid - Free Reusable Shopping Bag! (Starts Today)
Free Sheba Meaty Stick or Temptations for Kroger & Affiliates!
Moms Meet - Free Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauce!
Multiple Use Items
Find a product you like that can be used for multiple purposes. This saves you from purchasing a variety of products. For an example: ladies, use your condition as shaving cream.
Watch the prices
Buying in bulk can save in the long run but if you don’t use it all up, it isn’t a savings. Be sure to price compare. Stocking up on items you use and that are shelf stable is also a great way to save when they are on sale.
Buying items because they are convenient isn’t always a bargain. For example, boned and skinned meat can cost more than if you do it yourself. On the other hand, if an item costs a bit more but you are at the store and don’t need to make a special trip to a store that sells it cheaper, that might be a bargain in the long run.
We all know that impulse buys are never a good thing. Sometimes you just need it as a pick me up. My go to store for this is the dollar store. I can get a few items at lost cost and fill my need to shop or treat myself without breaking the bank.
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