Wednesday, October 8, 2008

TMR Frugal Living Tip #36

Today's thrifty tip is make a grocery list before you go to the store. I know that sounds like common sense, but many people think I only need 1 or 2 items and I won't forget. Then you end up buying something you don't need and not the actual item you really did. I've done it and more than once. I also like to look at the sales papers to decide if I could use extra of an item that is marked cheaply. If I have coupons, then I can usually get the item almost free or free. Don't overlook the drug stores like Walgreens and CVS. Sometimes they have a better sale on groceries than the regular stores. Make a list and don't forget to take it with you. Yes, I have also done that more than once.

2 comments:

wildcatsthree said...

excellent advice.

teleTwenties said...

I started doing this and was amazed by the drop in my grocery bill. As much as I hate Wal-mart, they price match, so I go there armed with my ads and coupons.