Don't Make This Savings Mistake
Oct 01, 2018
Some shoppers simply don't want to coupon shop. They don't have access to a smartphone, or a reliable newspaper insert service. There are many reasons most people do not coupon shop. I've heard just about every excuse possible over the past 9 years. Only about 6% of all shoppers are bargain driven coupons. The other folks, would rather do something else to save money. Coupons are something they don't want to do. The good news is that they can still save a lot of money, thousands of dollars, by avoiding this one shopping mistake.
Don't buy just one item. That's the biggest mistake shoppers make. They see an item on sale, and they pick up one item and put it in their cart. No one brags about saving $.30 at the grocery store. No one loads up their next 401K deposit with $.30 at a time. It's the dollars, and hundreds that people want to save. Buying multiple items compounds your savings.
Let's say this week at County Market there are 130 items on sale. You guessed it, there actually are 130 items on sale weekly at County Market! Every week there are sale items, web specials, and clearance items all on sale. Now let's say that 30 are brands and products you buy regularly. What if you picked up ONLY sale items this week while you shopped? Now let's say that you figured out that you need 8 of most of them to be 6 month supply. Now you're putting 48 sale items in your cart and saving $72 on the goods. Now we are talking about a small chunk of money.
Let's take this scenerio a bit further. Now let's say that each week when you shop, you actually save $72 from purchasing sale items, and placing those savings in your cabinets to fill you up over a 6 month period. Each week, you save money, and rotate your inventory. You suddenly find that you have a surplus of shelf stable pantry foods, purchased at a low price, and you have money left over in your budget to do other things. In six months time, you are "Caught Up" in the sales/savings cycle and regularly have a lower budget.
An average shopper can become a sales shopper and save $3744 per year. This is for an average family of 4. Now think about all the things you can do with your extra $3744 this year.