I always tend to spend too much when I go shopping and at the end of the week I have to throw a lot of stuff away. Have you got any tips to help me shop more intelligently?
Don't shop hungry. Studies indicate you'll spend 17 percent more on your groceries. Avoid after-work shopping, paydays and just before holidays. Shop for items before you run out of them. If you run out of an item, you'll have to pay whatever the store is charging that week. Learn the sales cycle and know when to expect certain items to go on sale. Buy foods that are in season. They'll be top quality and likely less expensive than imported foods. Do one bulk shopping trip a month for staples. This makes the other three weeks easier with fewer bags to carry in and fewer groceries to put away.
Frequent trips will be necessary if you shop for "soon-to- expire" items.
Don't buy on impulse.