Friday, June 12, 2015

Lower Your Grocery Bills By Changing Where You Shop

I hope you enjoy this guest post, about buying both the things you want and the things you need for prices that won’t break the bank.

It can be tempting to shop every day. Spending is so easy to do on a daily basis, even if it is just grabbing a pack of gum in the checkout line, or buying a coffee or two every day. Because it is so easy for us to spend money on things we don’t need, it is even easier to justify spending money on things we do need, and even spending a little extra for the brands we love.  For your everyday necessities, something as simple as a grocery store run can add up. Finding the right places to shop can keep your budget on point and a little extra cash in your wallet.

It seems simple, so why aren’t more people pros at saving? Answer: People love their brands. We all have our favorite shampoo, specific type of soap, and certain laundry detergent we can’t and won’t live without. It can be hard to give up but no one is asking you to!

The fact is, that while grocery stores were once a go to, their prices are often higher on goods like cosmetics and healthcare products. Finding the right place to shop means saving the most without sacrificing the brands that make you who you are. Saving isn’t just something done by the pros. Being savvy about your everyday purchases can be as simple as knowing where to shop and making smarter choices with what brands you choose.

For the smaller necessities, stick to a store with everyday low deals. Walgreens has thousands of products online and in stores that are marked down up to 50 percent off weekly.  A bottle of shampoo here or there might not seem like much but if you need to refill the bathroom cabinet, things can get pretty pricey. Walgreens is known for having brands that are trusted and loved for a fraction of the cost.

If you are looking to save even more, try their in-house versions of all your favorite products. With often the same ingredients, scents, and quality as the brand name products, you can still get the same effect and not spend unnecessarily.

Life is full of the unexpected, but being a smart shopper means being an even better saver. Don’t let an empty soap bottle discourage you ever again. There is always a better price to be found, you just have to know where to look for it.