Supermarket Savings Tip #6: Ask yourself “Is this a good deal?”
Want to cut your grocery bill?
Always ask yourself, “Is this a good deal?” when you pick something up to put it in your cart.
Here are four ways to know whether something is a good deal for you:
1) Will you use it?
This might seem like a no-brainer question, but it’s amazing how many items we’re tempted to buy that we won’t really end up using. Will you really use that 50-pound tub of coconut? If not, it’s not a good deal for you, even if it’s a great price.
2) Do you need it?
If you already have 69 bottles of shampoo at home in your bathroom cupboard, you probably don’t need to buy 10 more bottles–no matter how good the deal!
3) Can you afford it in your budget?
If you don’t have the money to pay for it, it’s not a good deal–even if it’s only $0.25!
4) Could you easily substitute something you already have for it?
Maybe that bottle of sweet tea is a great deal at the store, but could you easily whip up your own pitcher of sweet tea using ingredients you already have at home?
What questions do you ask yourself in order to determine whether or not something is a good deal?
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