April 8, 2013

3 Ways To Save At The Supermarket

Good morning! I hope this email finds you having a great day, and I hope you’re ready to make this a productive week where you create massive results in your […]

Good morning! I hope this email finds you having a great day, and I hope you’re ready to make this a productive week where you create massive results in your financial life!

You know, I get questions all the time from people all over the world, asking how in the world I feed my family of 5 (plus a few extras) on an average of $100 per week. And NO, we don’t eat Top Ramen, I’m a gourmet cook! Lots of people just can’t believe I spend so little at the grocery store.

I’ve shared my strategies with tens of thousands of people, and those who have applied this strategy have saved hundreds (some even thousands) of dollars every month. Look at Londa, for example. She used to spend $400 a week on groceries for her family of 9. After taking the strategies I’m about to share with you, she now spends $85 a week. In the last 21 months, she has paid off over $280K of debt!

Now, if you’re not in debt, that’s great and I’m really proud of you! But don’t tune me out here. The strategies I’m going to share with you today are not just about paying off debt. It’s about living a financially independent life. The money you save can be used for investments, savings, vacations, or any number of other things, and I won’t get into that right now.

One place where people spend the most money is on food. Yes, food is essential. You cannot avoid having to buy food (unless, of course, you grow everything yourself). This is part of life. HOWEVER… You really have to look at how much you’re spending and what you’re spending that money on.

  1. Eat out of your pantry. The very first place you can save money on your grocery bill is actually not at the grocery store – it’s in your own kitchen! If you have food in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer (and for a lot of people, in your second freezer), you do not need to be at the grocery store!

    Use what is in your kitchen first. You may need to get creative here, and create some new meals with the ingredients you have. You’ll be surprised by what you can come up with! Some of my family’s favorite meals have come out of this.

    I only shop for food once a week, and we eat all of the food we have that week. If there is food in my kitchen, this millionaire is not going to the grocery store!

  2. Plan ahead. Planning ahead saves you time and money. If you do not have a strategic plan in place to keep you on track, you are setting yourself up for failure. If you do not plan ahead, you will be controlled by your cravings. Your brain shuts off and your body tells you what it wants.

    Instead of setting yourself up for failure, make a list and stick to it! (I shared exactly how to do this, and I even gave my own personal shopping list on our Feed Your Family On $100 Or Less eBook.) When you make a plan each week, you will save yourself from making those extra trips to the store for one or two items (which always turns into buying 5-6 or 20 extra things you didn’t even need).

    Simple planning will save you time and money, and you will be healthier as a result of making smarter choices ahead of time!

  3. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Believe it or not, everything you need at the grocery store is around the perimeter. Mentally go to your grocery store right now, and think about what is along the edges. Fresh produce, meat, cheese, eggs. You may have to step into the middle aisles to get bread or a few other things, but go grab those few things and get outta there!

    The middle is where you find the boxed, canned, and pre-packaged foods, chips, sodas, ice cream, alcohol, etc. Those things are expensive, and they
    are not good for you, anyway!

So today I want to challenge you. I want you to use these strategies this week, and let me know what happens. You could be like Ivy, who was spending $250 on food every week, and is now spending $55-65 each week to feed her family of 5 (and she’s paid off over $10,000 of debt)!

I’d love to know your thoughts about today’s Daily Fix. Have you tried any of these strategies? What were your results? What are your best money-saving tips for grocery shopping? Share them below!

Please also share this email with your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else you think could benefit from saving money on their grocery bill this week.

Other than that, I hope you have an awesome day, and until next time, God bless!

 

In great faith,

 

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