How to Easily Lower Your Grocery Bill
I once read a great article about saving money in the hotel and restaurant industry. The premise was that if you are hired as a new manager then the first thing you should do is to find out which item is costing the company the most money. Then, take that item and put the most effort into finding a deal. Negotiate with suppliers, find a new source, etc. If you save even a small amount of money on that one item- the volume purchased will make the cost savings extremely magnified and worthwhile.
Choosing where to Shop
Money is tight for a lot of people right now and it’s very hard to practice the frugal tips and tricks that we always have used. For example, we can’t really walk around different stores and look for sales, or travel to a few different stores to get the best price. Many people are also relying on grocery delivery which sometimes has additional fees and tips that have to be factored in. it just doesn’t make sense to get deliveries from more than one store even if there are sales at different stores.
We currently are only going to one supermarket. Although there are a few near our home we are doing our best to reduce our exposure by shopping at only one store every other week. This has definitely impacted our food bills and our ability to shop the sales or take advantage of promos at different stores.