Super market shopping can be very interesting and it can help you to save a reasonable amount in comparison to shopping in your neighborhood shop. There are some smart ways to shop in supermarkets and enjoy shopping along with gaining some advantages.
You can shop at the super market at any time according to your own convenience – most of them are open round the clock. Try to shop during the off peak hours.
Prepare a list
Take a look at your pantry and refrigerator for the item you need. Plan your menu ahead for the week and prepare the list according to the menu and stick to the list. Resist yourself from buying foods displayed attractively. Impulsive buying will increase your budget and you will waste a lot of money.
Check the unit Price
Keep a watch on the discount offered on non perishable and foods you can freeze. Buy the items you consume quite often like rice, pasta and store them for a month. You can stock up on sale items only when they are frequently used by you. When you are buying a package, check the unit price. Biggest packages are not always cost effective. Some times they are more expensive compared to unit price.
Don’t inspect things you don’t need
Don’t unnecessarily try to touch, smell or inspect things that are not included your shopping list. You will be tempted to buy them and there will be extra burden on your grocery bill. It is better to incorporate one new item every time you shop. This will make your menu interesting.
Get Maximum from what you buy
Some fruits and vegetables easily get perished. To handle them properly, keep them in the front of freezer, so that you can easily grab them when you are hungry. If they placed in the back of the freeze they will perish and lot of money will be wasted. Fish, meat and poultry item are also spoilt easily. Make them in greater quantity in advance and store in the refrigerator. When needed take out a portion put in the microwave and serve. This will save your time, money and energy too.
Buy enough food to avoid frequent visits to grocery shop till your next trip. This planned shopping can help you to save considerable amount of money.