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.
Fruits& Veggies-More Matters seasonal listings
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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Katherines Corner says
great tips. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. You help to make it so much fun.♥
Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe says
Great tips! I especially like the Epicurious seasonal map. Don’t know how I missed that until now! I try to get myself to use coupons, but I find that most of the coupons I come across are for processed foods I don’t eat and other products I don’t use. I’m good about using them for cheese, broth, cleaning products, etc., but I gave up on printing them at home. I felt like I was spending more on time, ink, and paper than what I was saving with the coupons. [#PinItThurs]
Yes, the Epicurious seasonal map is really neat. And your right, you do have to balance time and printing with coupon value.
hi! You’ve been featured on Nap-Time Creations today! Thanks SO much for linking up to my Tasteful Tuesday party…. I’ve put together some great tips and tricks that were shared last week. I’ve shared the roundup around my social media… I’d love for you to re-share, tweet or pin the feature!! Thanks! Emily
Thanks. You made my day. I will be sharing on all my social media.
Marjie @ Home Again Jiggety-jig! says
Stopping by from Let’s Get Real Link up. This are really good ideas! Thanks for sharing.
I really do like price matching. I am on again off again with the coupons. I do look for really great deals this time of year. Thanks!
Have saved a lot over time on price matching.