One good way to reduce your bills is to try and save money at the grocery store. One great way to save on your grocery bills is to take advantage of whatever store specials there might be. Grocery stores will offer good savings on some items every week in order to get you into the store, so take advantage of these specials. Other stores might be good for having good prices on specific items, so you can get what you need whenever you need it in some cases. Some stores will offer discount cards, and these can help you save everyday.
Ironically, it is actually in the best interest of the store to offer as many low prices as possible. From my experience, it is a lot more wasteful to have a thirty page ad listing every single special, as opposed to just offering low prices across the board. I work at a grocery store where we went to a policy of cutting prices as opposed to offering specials every week. It actually saved money because there is less paper that has to be use for the ad. Also, it helps the environment to save the paper, and the consumer saves on the low price.
Most stores also offer discount cards so that you can get lower prices on some goods. It helps the store because it looks like you are saving money, and they also are able to track your purchases. This helps makes it easier on the store, and allows them to see where they can make things more affordable for you, and more profitable for the store. Think about it, if a store offers peanut butter for two dollars a jar, and nobody buys it until it goes on sale, why not just lower the price? Increase volume, and make it cheaper for the customer.
Buying in bulk can help you save money as well. Whether it be meat, juice, soda, or any other item, buying in bulk will usually help you out. If you buy a pound of beef for three dollars a pound, and you end up buying a three pound pack for $7.99 you are saving $1.01 on your beef. Not a whole lot, but it helps if you have a family that enjoys a good burger every so often. Buying soda in a two liter bottle as opposed to a 20oz bottle is good too. You can spend almost two dollars for a 20oz, but only pay maybe a dollar for a two liter. There are good savings across the board when you buy in bulk.
Clip coupons. You can go on-line, and find good resources to find coupons for goods that you will buy in the store. Most stores will take Internet coupons, and this will allow you to save money without having to clip a lot of coupons out of the ads. Taking a little time to clip some coupons, or find them on-line will allow you save potentially up to five dollars a trip depending on what you buy. Buy one get one free offers are especially lucrative.
So if you want to save on your next grocery bill, just do your homework, and spend some time looking for deals. Clip coupons, buy in bulk, and keep your eye out for any discounts that only that store is offering. It is your grocery bill, and if you are into cutting costs, you will enjoy the savings you can achieve with these tactics.