Do you ever go to the grocery store and feel guilty for buying only one thing?
I mean, while you’re there you should at least stock up on a few things you might need, right?
In this video, I share how resisting the urge to fill your cart can actually help you save money at the grocery store.
For years, I was under the impression that if I stocked up on whatever I thought we might need in the next few weeks, it would save us a trip in the future.
But I eventually realized that that only leads to food going bad in the fridge or sitting unopened on our pantry shelf for way too long!
And for our family of four, it’s never too long before we’re planning another trip to the store to get fresh milk, veggies, or butter.
We love Costco for many reasons — the great deals, the growing options for organic food, their excellent return policy, and of course, the free samples.
The kids love piling in the huge shopping cart, knowing that they’ll get “snacks” along the way throughout the store.
But just because they provide a nice, huge shopping cart, does NOT mean that you need to fill it up with stuff!
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It used to be that we couldn’t escape Costco without spending at least $200 on things we thought we needed.
But now, I love Costco best when we can escape with spending less than $30.
I feel great knowing that I only bought things my family actually needs right now, and my kids feel happy that they got a few treats.
As a quick side note, Costco has a really excellent return policy, so even if you do buy too much stuff, you can always return your stuff with a reasonable expectation that the company will take it back.
Now I’d love to hear about you!
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? How do you save money at the grocery store? Please share in the comments below.
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