Some shoppers are not keen on buying in bulk because it is a lot of expense at one time. But when is it smart to get more than the usual? The answer is simple: when there is a sale. But before doing that, it is important to know what to buy. The first step is to determine base items or products that you frequently use. Come up with a list of these merchandise. Frozen and nonperishable goods are the best to put down here like pasta, rice, frozen vegetables and peanut butter. When you see these items on sale, buy in bulk and stock up month’s worth of supplies. You do save up in the long run. Just make sure that you have an accurate list. Additionally, having enough staples on hand means you can wait until the next sale cycle to replenish your supply instead of paying full price during a quick trip to the grocery store. While at it, be sure to use coupons like this SAVE $.75 OFF any ONE (1) NEW McCormick® Skillet Sauce (Redeemable at Walmart).
Halloween is coming and apart from the resurfacing of creepy horror stories, it is the time of the year where there is an over abundance of candy! Have you started preparing the loot that you will be giving to the children around your neighborhood? You can use this coupons to SAVE $1.00 off any two (2) MARS Halloween Fun Size Bags (8.67 oz. or larger) and begin stocking up. There are many other coupons that you can collect at this time to add to the chocolate candy haul. Another thing that you can do is to visit food blogs and look up how to make Halloween treats to give away. There is an entire army of websites with great recipes and easy to follow instructions for frugal and fun Halloween recipes. If you have never tried making your own treats before, just pick the easiest of the bunch and remember to always have fun while you are at it!
Planning ahead is critical in cutting shopping costs. How many times has it been said that impulse buying is the enemy of the savvy shopper? Staying organized is the way to go. Besides, there is nothing that you cannot plan in terms of purchases for the kitchen or the house. For food-related expenses, it helps to write out a meal plan for the week and shopping ahead of time. This way you always have something at the ready and prevents you from getting tempted into paying more with last minute take-out orders. You are also left with leftovers that you can dress up to become another full meal like a roast chicken dinner can easily become chicken enchiladas the next day. For other items, check out what you need and when the opportunity arises to get more for less, make sure you grab it. For instance, you can get $3.00 OFF on any TWO (2) Axe Deodorant Sticks or Daily Fragrances (Excludes Trial and Travel) with this coupon to save more.