Be able to adjust your shopping list for those in store sales and save money on your food shopping bill. I always make sure I have an idea of what my family will eat for the week and write my shopping list accordingly, but I also have a few other meals that I can always substitute if things are on special.
That is how I shop, I have my list but if chicken breasts are buy one package get one free and they are not on my list I will change the meals I have planned. This can save you a good amount of money.
Like today I went to the store to do my weekly food shopping and since the price of chicken breasts have gone so high there was only one on my list, but the store had buy one get one free. I picked up two packs of chicken and did not buy the London Broil I was going to get. Two nights of chicken made differently is always good and it means I saved the cost of one nights worth of meat, around $9.00. I always put away what I save and don’t spend it on something else so that was pretty good.
The potatoes were on special for buy one get one free too, so I decided to make potato pancakes for one night’s dinner. That kept me from having to buy the ham I was getting at a cost of $8.95 and more savings for me. I also found the oatmeal I was going to buy at the dollar store and that saved me another $1.50, so far that is $19.45 in saved money on food shopping. That is great for one trip.
I do this all of the time, if something is on sale I buy that as long as it is less than the meal I was going to get. Just those three things saved me nearly $20 and since I have other meals I could make in my memory it is easy to adjust the list. This trip was especially easy.
When you can shop like that, it is amazing how much money you will save on your food shopping bill.