For many, going to the supermarket is a dreadful task, more so because you have to spend good amount of money out there, but there are ways you can make the whole process cheaper and cost effective and perhaps more fun too. Consider these tips before going to the supermarket and enjoy the purchase.
- Join loyalty programs with your favourite supermarket shop
This is something every store is initiating nowadays and one should be willing to oblige as it is certainly for your own good. In order to save your hard earned money just share the little details and email with the store and reap the amazing rewards of discount offers and more.
- Downloading the supermarket app is always a reliable option
Giving up a little personal information on these apps is totally worth it. It makes you aware of the Coles opening hours, sales, digital coupons and more, making it way too convenient for you the process. Also try looking for the manufacturer coupons, either through couponing website or emails. The coupons help you save a lot.
- Plan the menu
Going to the supermarket and buying those unnecessary stuff can never be an effective approach if you want to maintain a healthy diet. Neither will it help you with your budget. And this happens if you don’t have a planned menu. So planning the weekly menu will be a good thing to do to avoid unneeded expenses.
This might seem like an added work besides going to the supermarket itself, but if you are that person who’s aiming for discipline in life, then you must do certain things. After doing so, collect the items section wise; keep ticking it off the list. This will also save you time, and you would not have to run around being confused.
- Stick to that list
Today, the marketing and packaging are so attractive that you can’t help but buy stuff. You might end up buying certain snack which are not in the list, although trying out something new which you might have seen in the advertisement and have been wanting to try is no issue. But, just because those Doritos says extra cheese on the package or certain fruit juice has an extra free box with it, doesn’t mean you take it all. Stick to the list.
- Eat before shopping
Yes, that’s how it works, you must never be starving before you go shopping, you will then suddenly find everything too enticing and good, be it olives or jalapeño! Now you don’t want to come back home and cry looking at those pickle bottles wondering how you’d finish that. Besides, you never know if you’d just start eating something in the supermarket itself. So fill yourself up so that you remain sane throughout your shopping spree.
- Don’t forget those carry bags
The world as it is does not need more plastics, so do yourself and the storekeeper a favour by always carrying paper bags with you. Doing so will save you storekeeper’s ugly stares and you might also get a discount for using reusable bags.