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10 Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Bills

In today’s difficult economy, many people are rediscovering the art of budgeting. Saving money is now in vogue. Being a good financial steward is considered honorable.


Just a few years ago would have spent money without even thinking or maybe I should say they would buy things on credit without thinking. Now those same individuals are rediscovering how to save money and reduce their monthly expenses. Unfortunately, while many of your monthly budget items are fixed expenses, one of the biggest expenses that you can control is your grocery budget.

 

Students of Christian finance will know that the Bible has always taught good stewardship. Even Jesus in one of his most famous parables said:

 

Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21.


We at eChristianFinance.com believe that the financial principles of the Bible are timeless and have put together the following 10 tips for consumers to save money on their monthly grocery bills.

 

1. Don’t shop at just one store. You actually save money by shopping the best prices at multiple stores.

 

2. Always shop with a list. It’s a known fact that consumers spend as much as 30% less.

 

3. Bring a calculator with you when you shop for multiple reasons. You can calculate the price difference between large quantity items versus smaller sizes. You don’t always save money buying in bulk.   You will also get to the cashier and know exactly how much you are spending.

 

4. Shop store brands over name brand items. You can save as much as 60% or more.

 

5. Clip coupons. Check your local newspaper or use sites such as www.smartsource.com, www.coupons.com and www.retailmenot.com .  Use both the store coupon and the manufactures’ coupons whenever possible for maximum savings.

 

6. Check your local grocery store ads for sales and plan your meals accordingly.

 

7. Shop stores lost leaders. Stores will routinely drastically discount certain items in order to draw more consumers.

 

8. If something is a great buy stock up. 

 

9. In order to save money your kitchen pantry must be organized you will loose money by overstocking.

 

10. Be sure to plan your meals ahead. By planning ahead you will be less likely to eat out.


Filed in: Budgeting, Christian Finance, Family Finance, Stewardship

One Response to “10 Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Bills”

  1. February 25, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    thanks for tips!!!
    I always use grocery coupons and save up to 40 to 60% on my weekly grocery shopping and my favorite coupon site is http://www.clickmycoupon.com/