The holidays bring lots of food-centered festivities which are fun, but tough on the wallet. With some savvy shopping though, you can trim your grocery bills and still enjoy tasty seasonal eats. The following are some tips to help keep the cash flow in check.
1.Buy and Stock Up on Items that are among their lowest prices of the whole year. For retailers, November and December can make or break their profits for the whole year. With the competition for consumers fierce, the price discounting on items that you need for celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings is steep. Groceries to grab include:
Aluminum Foil, Apple Cider, Baking Spices, Canned/Fresh Cranberries, Canned Vegetables (Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Pumpkin), Chicken and Vegetable Broths
Clearance Halloween Candy, Condensed Canned Soups (Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, Cream of Celery, etc..), Cornbread Mix, Flour, Fried Onions
Gravy, Hot Chocolate, Pie Crusts, Refrigerated Biscuits and Croissants, Saran Wrap, Sweetened Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk, Sugar, Turkey, Wine and Beer
Also, look for in season produce for the best produce prices. These following sites can tell you what is in season in the fall/winter and year round for that matter.
2.Reduce the price of many of the items above even more by adding on coupons. Reputable sources for coupons include:
3. On top of already low prices and coupons, add in price matching at stores that will allow you to do so.
Many stores will match a competitor’s lower price on the same item. Check your retailer’s website for price matching policies as they vary by company. If your store has a strong price matching policy, this will allow you to avoid having to hop from store to store to get the best prices.
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