Friends, do you have an allotted budget for groceries each month? Are you comfortable with the amount you have allotted in the budget? If so I have a strategy that you can use to get more mileage out of your grocery money.

Each time that you spend less than you thought you would here is a tip. Take the savings and set the money aside in a grocery fund. You can save 20 to 30% right off the bat by purchasing store brand products. Coupons are another way to rack up the savings. Just make sure that you do not buy something "just" because you have a coupon. Plan your weekly menus around the weekly specials. These strategies will shave off quite a bit of your grocery bill.

Friends, do you have an allotted budget for groceries each month? Are you comfortable with the amount you have allotted in the budget? If so I have a strategy that you can use to get more mileage out of your grocery money.

Each time that you spend less than you thought you would here is a tip. Take the savings and set the money aside in a grocery fund. You can save 20 to 30% right off the bat by purchasing store brand products. Coupons are another way to rack up the savings. Just make sure that you do not buy something “just” because you have a coupon. Plan your weekly menus around the weekly specials. These strategies will shave off quite a bit of your grocery bill.

Now, the trick is to take your savings each shopping trip and reinvest it back in your grocery fund. If you save $15.00 on a particular shopping trip that is $15.00 extra you can add to next weeks allotted grocery money. You will set yourself up to be able to purchase other items with out increasing your budget. After all, the goal is to get the most for your money. The money you save will let you take advantage of future grocery bargains. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady