Know when to stock up on products when they go on sale at the grocery store.
Pantry staples such as flour, milk, eggs, and butter rarely — if ever — go on sale.
Unless you’re a freegan or an entirely self-sustaining farmer, you have to go to the grocery store. Paying money for food and common household staples is just a way of life. But it’s easy to waste money at the supermarket, and not in the obvious ways like picking up items on the aisle caps or walking in hungry. You can throw away your hard-earned dollars just by paying retail price for basic groceries and home goods. There are just some items you should never pay full price for.
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If you shop seasonally and know how to optimize coupons and sales, you can seriously reduce the price of your grocery bill. Pantry staples like flour, milk, eggs, and butter rarely — if ever — go on sale. But shelf-stable products, freezer aisle favorites, and common household items are almost always available at a discount.
You need ketchup and mustard in your fridge, toothpaste to brush your teeth, and pasta sauce for a 30-minute meal. But you absolutely should now blow your budget on these staples.
Don’t believe us? Read through for the 20 grocery store items you should always buy with coupons and/or on sale.
Soda, sports drinks, and bottled water are always going on sale, especially around major holidays (such as Memorial Day and Thanksgiving) and events like the Super Bowl. Stock up when these items are at a discount, and you can keep soda and sports drinks for six to nine months; bottled water will keep for up to two years, but you definitely don’t want to drink it after its expiration date.
Everyone knows that candies go on deep sales after Easterand Halloween, so be sure to hit up the holiday aisles in the days following those celebrations. If you have coupons, you can basically get candy for free. Also, as candy companies announce new products, they’ll go on sale to lure new customers. So be sure to pick up those limited-edition M&M’s when you can!
Canned soups go on sale with some regularity, but you’re going to see bigger discounts at the beginning of fall and winter. Check for coupons for these items too, and you can get them dirt cheap! The best part about canned soup? Other than being an easy meal, they’ll stay good for years.
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