Money Saving Monday: Don’t Buy All At One Store

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*Every Monday throughout 2014 I will be sharing small Money Savings Tips to help stick to and expand your budget!

Sorry, Walmart. No one store has the lowest price on every item, especially when it comes to buying groceries. Every store has different items that are less and more expensive than others. One tip to save the most money possible on groceries is split up your grocery purchases based on speciality.

For example, you would buy your meat at a butchers shop, buy your produce at a farmers market, and the list goes on. Obviously, going to so many stores would waste so much time and money. It also doesn’t sound very fun.

However, if you buy a lot of an specific type of item, it may make sense for you to make a special trip since the price savings would be so much.

For instance, I rarely ever buy milk at a grocery store. It is really expensive and over-priced at $4.89 for gallon or so. Instead, milk at my local convenience store down the street (where I also get gas) has milk for $2.89. I usually go through a gallon of milk a week. I save roughly $104 a year just by buying my milk with my gas instead of groceries.

If you apply the same savings for other items that you buy regularly, you can save so much in a year. It’s just one small way to save even more money!

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