Before you go grocery shopping, write a list of the items you
need. And stick to it! If possible, shop only when you haven’t
the children with you. Nothing pushes up the grocery bill like
a screaming child! It also leaves you free to concentrate on
seeking out the value.
Eat before you go shopping. That way your belly is less likely
to convince your brain to buy goodies you don’t need. Stores
know our weaknesses; how readily we’ll pick up a fresh loaf of
bread when we get that just-from-the oven aroma. Eating prior
to shopping makes resistance easier.
If you’re working to a fixed budget, leave your credit card at
home, and bring your spending money in cash. Quite simply, if
you can’t overspend, you won’t!
As a rule, groceries are usually cheaper per item when you buy
in bulk or choose the family packs. But this is not always the case!
So compare the cost per unit or cost per kg of larger packs with
that of the standard size. It pays to be diligent.
All the main supermarkets have weekly specials. Check in-store
or online before you go shopping. Compare the prices at
different stores, and keep track of where particular items are
good value. You may find it’s worth your while buying some of
your groceries in one supermarket, and the rest in another. Even
small savings can add up quickly on a family’s weekly
When it comes to checking prices, a lot of the hard work is
already being done for you by the helpful people who run price
comparison websites like compare.ie and others. Thanks guys!
Online grocery shopping is really catching on here in Ireland,
which should be no surprise to anyone who has tried it! Easy,
convenient and usually economical. It allows you to keep
careful track of exactly how much you’re spending as you shop.
Plus, it’s easier to stick to only what you need when you’re not
walking past the shelf! “What about the delivery charge?”, you
ask. Well, if you take into account the cost of petrol, or the taxi
fare, the delivery charge represents value for money.
Tesco is offering €10 off your first online grocery bill.
You’ll find the coupon on voucherpages.ie. That’s like a free
€10! What are you waiting for?
Buying fruit and vegetables in season usually means that you
get high quality, locally produced food at a lower cost. Visit
Bord Bia’s website to find out what’s in season.
Now to start saving money, find coupons, offers and vouchers on Voucher Pages.