Since I am on a huge saving money kick - I thought I would share some more tips - read on to find out how YOU can start saving on your bill!
- make a list, and stick to it *I very rarely stray from my list, unless I find an un-advertised sale that is REALLY good (like paper towels for less than $5.00, or Peanut Butter for WAY cheaper)
- shop the outside aisles (produce, bakery and meat) the pre-packaged foods are in the center and can really make your total add up - plus they are a lot more appealing for impulse buys
- get to know the layout of your grocery store - this way you will know exactly where your items are, and avoid walking aimlessly through aisles with treats calling out your name
and, my last tip for the day
- buy generic (store) brand whenever possible. It will save you tons of money, and often times there is very little taste difference *I don't ALWAYS buy store brand, but for the majority of items (never paper products, find they just are not as durable; and we are a kraft peanut butter family) but for salad dressings, pasta, sauces and rice etc, there isn't much of a difference.
I hope your enjoying my money saving tips - check back next Monday for more - and feel free to leave your tips in the comments!