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How To Create A Grocery Shopping List That Saves You Serious Cash

by Alonzo on March 3, 2012

It’s no secret that creating a shopping list is one of the best ways to save money at the grocery store. But you don’t want to settle for just any ordinary run of the mill grocery list.

No, you want one that will slash your food costs to the bone and literally put thousands of dollars in your pocket every year.

How do you that?

Begin by shopping the sales. That’s right, let the grocery circular serve as your guide. Each week peruse the Sunday paper or online grocery circulars to build your week’s meals, and subsequently your shopping list.

If chicken breast are on sale, for instance, your family should be expecting to eat chicken a few nights of the week. If Apple juice is on sale two for the price of one, expect to be drinking Apple juice in the house. Same goes for side dishes, snacks, and desserts. Why pay full price when you don’t have to?

Before you complete your shopping list, check your cupboards or fridge for items you can use to create meals for the week. The hamburger in the freezer might go well with the taco dinner kits that are on sale.

Finally, search your coupon file for manufacturers’ coupons that you can combine with the store sales for super savings. Don’t forget to check Google or Bing. It’s as simple as typing your grocery list item along with a phrase like “online manufacturer coupon” to find additional coupons you can take advantage of.

When you create a shopping list with savings in mind, you guarantee that you’ll keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket.

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