Have you noticed how much of your overall budget you spend on groceries? Food costs are a significant expense for most families, but there are a few ways you can make it more affordable…
Comparison shop. A big part of budgeting is just being aware of how much things cost! Take the time to compare the ingredient list and nutritional information of two brands of packaged goods with a big price difference. While some things are cheaper for a reason, you’re often only paying for the packaging! It’s important to compare items side by side before you make your final decision. This is a great way to save, especially with easy kids’ foods like soups, pastas, and other snacks.
Avoid the distractions. It’s important to shop where there are fewer temptations. For example, you might visit the grocery store for a few different items, but end up with all sorts of items you don’t actually need. Be sure to avoid the end-of-aisle displays and the sugary temptations in the checkout lane!
Upgrade to a Benefits Plus® checking account! After you enroll in a Benefits Plus® checking account with SeaComm, you’ll have access a full suite of discounts that can be used at the grocery store and other retail locations! You and your family will also have the opportunity to save money on travel expenses, prescriptions and more. Click here to learn more, or visit your nearest SeaComm branch to enroll, today!
Get the family involved. Invite your family to help out when it comes to coupon clipping and searching for the best deal! You can bring your whole family to the store, and plan meals as you navigate the aisles.