(PRWEB) February 6, 2005
For most of us, grocery shopping can be an expensive, time-consuming activity that we never quite get the hang of. But for those in the know, it can yield incredible results. According to Barry Ferguson, the author of "How To Stop Wasting Money", there are 5 ways that we can reduce our food bill by up to 50% without giving up the foods we love.
1- Using coupons are great, but to maximize their effectiveness, go online. Internet coupons now average 97 cents compared to 81 cents for offline.
2- Do a search online for coupon traders and contact those forums to place an ad for your coupon wants and needs. This will allow you to concentrate on the items you always buy.
3- Learn the layout of your store and prepare your list accordingly. Store surveys say that consumers spend $1.70/minute for the first 30 minutes in the store and $2.25/minute after that.
4- Build yourself a pricebook. This is a book with the prices of everything you buy at each store you shop. This book will help you to discover store sales cycles, relay information about what items you have on hand, and what items you need to buy. It really is your shopping bible.
5- Get your family involved. From coupon cutting to the actual shopping, give everyone a specific job to do. You'll get more done this way and you'll relieve the stress that accompanies shopping.
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Finding ways to reduce your grocery bill can help keep more money in your pocket by allowing you to streamline your eating habits. You will be able to concentrate on meals that are inexpensive to make as well as avoiding high priced, high calorie food.
Knowing how to save money at the supermarket can aid you in becoming a smart money manager for both you and your family.
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