March Grocery Challenge
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|Fri, 02-27-2009 - 2:50pm|
Stick to your list!!!
Not planning can really hurt that grocery budget! Impulse buys can be a big *ouch* if you ever tallied them up! Grocers/retailers are counting on the fact that when they advertise their loss leaders. If you read this article on saving money on food, it states that "Shoppers making a "quick trip" to the store usually purchase 54% more than they planned, according to a study published by the Marketing Science Institute."---those are impulse buys, people!!!
Look over those receipts after each trip to the store and circle anything that wasn't on your list. We'll be doing check-ins--how many impulse items did you buy, were they *wants* or *needs*, how much could you have saved w/out them, is it something that should have been on your list to start with, etc.
Some of you may ask--"What if it's something I forgot to put on my list, but I know I need it?" Well, I'm guilty of this too at times. But, if one is really thinking about what