Saving Money on Food and Drink14 June, 2010 at 20:04 | Posted in Economy | 2 Comments
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By Chemain Evans
Have you ever just about died of a heart attack at the check-out stand of your local grocery store? It seems like the price of food and beverages keeps escalating with no end in sight. Higher transportation costs, especially fuel, are only one of the many factors that have significantly impacted the price of goods at your local store. This article will discuss some of the ways you can cut back your expenses on purchased food and water.
Food Purchased at Markets
You can save hundreds of dollars a year by shopping at the lower-priced food stores. Higher-end grocery stores may have a nicer, brighter, more spacious shopping area, but you are paying for that in the form of higher prices.
Some grocery chains offer a “preferred” customer card, supposedly to give you the best price over the “not preferred, not cardholding” customers. It would probably be unwise to shop at these stores without such a card (although it may be necessary when traveling), but it could be even more wise to look elsewhere. Sometimes that “preferred” customer price is higher than the regular price at the store just down the street. Resist that urge to shop at the convenience store on your way home; you pay for that convenience in the form of often significantly higher prices.
Read more: Epoch Times – Saving Money on Food and Drink
I use to save money through shopping with the help of a list. Then I go three times a month to a big store, that also has many ecological foods, with the car. Gasoline also costs money… I feel good about having a lot of groceries at home and I don’t buy unnecessary stuff then. And remember, never shop when you are hungry!
I mostly drink water when I’m out eating and here in Sweden we have very good tap water, I just like water the best. Tap water is for free in most places. Water on bottle isn’t very good for our planet, from the viewpoint of a sustainable living. For special occasions I drink a beverage, of course.
Shoes I buy on sale. Then I get good quality shoes cheap. Clothes the same, if they are from expensive shops.
I often compare prices when I’m going to buy something expensive. Recently I bought a big bag from Samsonite for the third of the price on a sale! That feels good…
I compare companies when I’m choosing insurances and for buying electricity. I have saved a lot of money doing that.
I think it’s important to see the difference between being economic and being tight-fisted, though!