When you go shopping or groceries do you buy in bulk like good for 2 weeks or until next grocery day or you just buy good for 1 week? I think it it is more time saving if you buy good to last until the next grocery date. Also when you buy the ones that come in packs of 3’s or 4’s especially the canned goods, you are saving even just a little. Even the buy one take one is also budget friendly items. I also try to buy promo packs where there is a free item is only good if the free item is something you can use.
When I buy groceries I try to stick to the products we are using and have tried. But if i am not really satisfied with the product I use and see the same product different brand an maybe cheaper, I will try it first and if it is good i would change brands. Check the regular price of an item and if in packs see if there is really a discount when buying in packs rather than individual.
With the way prices are going up it is really more economical to budget and be price conscious. Sometimes the prices are high because of the brand names, sometimes items without bid name brands are even better. It also depends on how you use it and how many times you use it. Before you could buy more than a weeks worth of groceries including meat products. Now it can barely buy 1 weeks supply.
I used to just pick up any item I can see that I may need or like. Now I am conscious and check out the prices ad if there are even just cents difference I buy the lesser amount. I always make sure of the prices because I have experienced one time when I just picked up the same items not knowing that the prices increased. I was so surprised with the total amount. Good thing I had enough money.
Sometimes I even use the calculator because it would be embarrassing to find out you don’t have enough money. I have seen that happen to others while waiting in line. I see the one at the front taking out some items and leaving in their basket.
So always check the price and the expiration dates. Because if you buy a lot of a certain item on sale thinking it can last till next week only to find out that it will expire in a few days.
So always be alert and conscious when buying.