Saving money for families when shopping by David Deicke
David Deicke may not seem like the ideal guy to talk about saving money for families, because he is such a successful businessman. But in actual fact he is the perfect guy to talk about this topic. David lives with his wife and kids and they are like any other hard working family in Melbourne.
David said the prices of items in stores have risen to very high levels and families are cutting back on their purchases because they can’t afford to buy some items any more. It may seem like there is no solution in sight, but there actually is one. Budgeting is an easy way to combat high store prices, and you can see how to utilise them in this blog post.
Keep your sales brochures organised because they won’t have the same prices next week. One option is to use a sales file and file your brochures alphabetically or according to category.
If a brochure has a mail-in rebate offer, make sure that it is worth the postage and your time. If it is, make certain that you mail it in quickly. Some stores will offer you a special receipt, specifically for rebates. If your store doesn’t, pay for the item separately so that you have your receipt for other items.
A good tip if you’re someone that uses sales brochures is to use one brochure first, and try it out. Sometimes we’d like to try out new products but don’t want to pay full price for them.
Shop at the store with the most sales. Don’t just stick to one store. By doing most of your shopping in one place, you are likely to be missing out on some great deals. To save the most money, get out of your comfort zone and shop around.
Buying food in bulk is a great way to save money, but do not buy items in abundance just because you have a coupon for them. While having a lot of canned goods is not a bad thing it may not be practical to have too many of certain items, like peanut butter.
Many sales run in conjunction with bigger sales at local stores to entice you to shop there. It may seem like a good deal, but if you hold onto a sales brochure longer than the sale, then the price will rise eventually.
David Deicke said counteracting the rising cost of living can take time, but with effort, even little things like shopping can be a cost saving exercise.