Clifton, NJ (PressExposure) July 02, 2009 -- Every month, a regular family spends a huge chunk of their monthly budget on groceries. This errand is one of the things that everyone is sure to do whether itâs a big family or a small one. However, even families of the same size could differ a lot in terms of their monthly budget for Philippine groceries [http://www.myayala.com/shop/categs.asp?k=Grocery-philippines&categ_id=667].
Some people go to a Philippine grocery [http://www.myayala.com/shop/categs.asp?k=Grocery-philippines&categ_id=667] and spend money until they have almost none. There are also others who scrimp as much as they can every time they visit a Philippine grocery [http://www.myayala.com/shop/categs.asp?k=Grocery-philippines&categ_id=667]. Whether you have a lot to spend of a little, itâs good to know some tips that could save you some money.
Â· Bring a list. This is the number one tip that would be given by an expert grocery shopper. Shopping without a list means many unnecessary and unscheduled purchases. When making your list, keep in mind the budget that you have. Learn to limit the items in your list so that everything would last until your next grocery shopping trip. Having a list while doing your groceries ensures that you are staying within your allotted budget.
Â· Skip aisles. If youâre shopping with a list, itâs useless to go through each aisle. Aside from saving you a lot of time, it also saves you from any unnecessary purchases you might be tempted to make along those aisles.
Â· Eat. It is very important that youâve eaten before doing your grocery shopping. Everything looks delicious when you have a hungry stomach which could lead to many impulsive purchases.
Â· Check for sale items. Many groceries offer sales on some of their items. Keep your eyes open to any items on sale. If an item is on your list, donât hesitate to try out a brand if itâs on sale and to forgo you favorite brand.
Â· Scout other stores. Familiarize yourself with other grocery stores in the vicinity and try to make mental notes of the prices that each store offers.
Â· Loyalty/Reward Programs. Find out about the reward/loyalty programs of the grocery stores in your area. It might be a good idea to apply for a membership in the store that offers the best program and then regularly doing your shopping there.