Shopping without a plan can cost you! Always shop with a list. Make your list based on sale, coupons and what you actually need. Stick to it in the store – don’t make impulse purchases!
At the grocery store, avoid the bakery and deli if you can, as they can lure you to purchase things not on your list (ready-made deli meals, fresh baked cookies, etc.)
Channel your tunnel vision at the checkout, avoid grabbing things from the checkout lane and adding them to your purchases.
Going to the mall? You can still make a list. If your husband needs a pair of shoes, your son needs new jeans and your daughter needs a sweater, write it down! You’re more likely to stick to it if you’ve written it down.
Be sure to catch up on all the previous Let’s Save Some Money posts.