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Supermarkets have lots of tricks to get you to spend more money. One way to fight back is to go armed with a list organised according to the layout of the store, so you know what to get, where to get it, and when to move on.
One of my family’s favourite ways to save money on groceries is to stock up when we find a great sale. For instance, when our favourite spaghetti sauce went on sale for $1 a jar, we bought 30 of them. This ensures that we won’t be buying much sauce at full price, saving a good .38 to .50 cents a jar on something our family of six uses lots of. But then we’ve got another problem: where do we put 30 jars of spaghetti sauc?
A price book, which tracks the lowest prices on the products you buy most often, is the best tool for saving money on supermarket shopping and household items. With it, you’ll always know when a sale is really a good deal, when produce is in season, and when to stock up on the essentials. Here’s how to make and keep this time-tested savings tool yourself — and save as much as $1000 a year.
Supermarkets are an essential part of modern living — open almost all the time, selling almost everything, and selling it cheap. Nowhere is this more true than in Australia. Coles and Woolworths, our two most dominant supermarket chains, are now ranked among the top 20 biggest retailers in the world.
One of the best things about working for Lifehacker is getting to try takeaway meals and other food products as part of our Taste Test series. It enables me to indulge my sugar and fat cravings guilt-free, as it’s a legitimate part of the job. Sometimes however, this sweet-sounding gig can turn horribly sour. Enter Nachos To Go: an affront to Mexican cuisine and all food in general.