It doesn't matter what time of the day you step foot into a grocery store, mall or even convenient store you are guaranteed to encounter at least one busy mom. In most cases you will see this mom running around frantically trying to make sure she purchases all the items she came out for while also chasing down a toddler or calming a crying toddler down. You can't help but to feel sorry for her because you've probably been there before or you sympathize with the agony she is currently enduring.
If you haven't encountered that mom before while out shopping, then you're probably that mom and you don't even know it. While shopping for an entire family that especially involves small kids and become a bit of a hassle to save money but despite the odds that may seem stacked against you it can be done and here are just a few tips how:
Grocery lists can be life-saving. I repeat. Grocery lists can be life-saving. There is nothing worse than going out shopping only to forget everything you came to the store to buy. It happens to all of us but it doesn't have to. Make a grocery list of items you need before you leave home. Not only will this save you money but it will keep you from making impulse purchases and wasting money. Your wallet will thank you later.
If you see a .25 coupon in a newspaper for an item what do you generally do with it? Throw it away because what's saving .25 going to do? Wrong. You should never throw away even the smallest percent off coupons. Some stores even double coupons which could turn that .25 into .50. Additionally, many sites offer online coupons that will allow you to combine with your manufacturer coupon giving you twice or triple the savings.
Cash Back Apps
There are several apps out on the market currently that offer rebates for grocery shopping. At first it can be really time consuming but as time progresses it becomes quite easy. All you have to do is login to the app and see what rebates are available and once you buy the products simply upload the photo of your receipt to the app and you are on your way to saving money and making some extra cash on the side.
Several stores and restaurants give you promotional codes to use online when purchasing for them. If you have a moment before you head out to the grocery store do a quick search of wherever you are going with the words promotional codes after it to see if any promo codes are available for you to use.
Understanding Sales Cycles
This may take a little bit more effort because it requires that you take the time to actually study sales cycles. By studying during what times of year certain items are on sales you are able to identify when to buy things.