To some people, there’s nothing as exciting as walking into a store and coming out with some great new purchases, yet others are willing to wait until there’s only a bottle of ranch in the fridge before they’ll agree to go shopping. Wherever you land on the spectrum, there’s always room to make your shopping trips a little easier.
For many of us, going to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon is as close to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle as we’re going to get. Modern conveniences enable us to feed our families without having to hunt or harvest anything. But while it may be convenient, that doesn’t mean shopping can’t be easier. Taste of Home has some great tricks to save money and time during your next trip to the grocery store.
Coupon clipping is one surefire way to save a few bucks on almost any purchase — but who has time to comb through the newspaper? Saving 60 cents on milk isn’t really worth it when you spent 20 minutes looking for that deal! Fortunately, technology swoops in to save the day again. These apps are perfect for finding the best deals online and offline.
Is it better to buy a new laptop in August, when the college kids are going back to school, or in November, when Black Friday rolls around? When is the cheapest time to buy a new mattress? And should you wait until February 15 to stock up on chocolate? Getting the best deal is all about timing, so Nerdwallet crunched the numbers to help you save money and plan your shopping strategy all year long.
Considering how exhausting shopping can be, it’s no wonder online retailers like Amazon have become so popular. But there’s a downside to this convenience. As these shoppers learned, sometimes what you see online isn’t what you get.
Here’s to your next successful shopping trip,