There’s a rumor going around that eating healthy on a budget costs more but did you know that buying fresh foods without coupons will save you more in the long run vs. buying junk that’s on sale? You will save more and it all comes down to getting the nutrients that you need so your body isn’t yearning for snacks.
We all know how important labels are. Did you know that there’s often a little trickery that goes into the way things are packaged and the sale can be hard to spot if you’re not looking in the right place. While looking for ways to restructure the way my family eats, I learned how to read labels differently. I can’t believe I didn’t pay attention to this sooner.
Let’s take a closer look at price labels..
Look at the price per weight or count (cnt). This is a better indicator of a good deal than the total price. I’ve found many times that I can get a better deal buying 2 smaller items than buying 1 larger one. Maybe the difference is small but you’ll never be outsmarted by the supermarkets and their tricky sale tactics again. *cue Mission Impossible theme…
Also, just because there is a coupon for it and it’s going to expire soon, we don’t have to buy it. Really, don’t.. ok? The allure of saving 90% on something is often hard to pass up. Once it’s in the house it’ll get snacked on and I don’t need more junk in my life, do you? If you end up with a wad of expired manufacturer coupons that you’re not going to use, you can donate expired coupons to military families stationed overseas – here.
What are some of the strategies that help you and your family save?