Friday afternoon is probably my favorite time of the week. The feeling of leaving work at 3:00PM on a Friday & knowing I have two days of the weekend ahead me – even if they’re busy days – can’t be beat.
One of my favorite things to do when I get home on a Friday is to peruse my ever-growing stack of magazines. Today, I finally got around to reading an article — “Act Small Save Big” – that I’ve been wanting to check out for a while now in Real Simple’s April 2012 issue.
The goal of the article was to provide readers with simple, nearly unnoticeable strategies that could save them thousands of dollars each year.
Chris & I are always looking for ways to save money & cut corners & there were quite a few ideas that I thought were worth sharing.
Ways to Save – Food & Drink
- Purchase milk at a chain pharmacy, such as RiteAid or CVS. While their selection might be more limited, the article suggests shoppers can save up to 20%/gallon!
- Avoid buying individual containers of yogurt. Instead, buy containers that are at least 32 ounces. This might be a problem for me… While I do buy large containers of plain Chobani for my overnight oats, I simply can’t resist the individual ones! When possible, Chris & I stock up on those in bulk though.
- Instead of buying pre-shredded cheese (I’m totally guilty of this), buy a brick of Cheese & shred it yourself to save $2-$3/lb.
Ways to Save – Household Goods
- You can subscribe via Amazon to have pet food delivered to your doorstep at up to 15% less than store prices. And, shipping is free! I’m definitely looking into this!
- If you purchase toilet paper at the grocery store, keep an eye out at the beginning & middle of each month. It will usually be discounted 20-40% at that time.
This was only a fraction of the information provided in the article; it’s definitely a must read if you’re a penny-pincher, like me!
What are YOUR best money-saving tips?