3 things I have found that help when I go grocery shopping (especially with my husband) are: #1- take a list and stick to it. Check for all the ingredients you'll be using for the week (or longer). That way, when you are ready to make that special meal, you won't have to either go out and get what you missed, or rearrange your meal schedule.
#2- Look for store coupons and go online for coupons; some have bonus buys that have REALLY good prices if you have the store card; they also have buy 1, get 1 free. We get roasts and are able to get the equivalent price or less at no charge. These are taken off at the end of the receipt.
#3 and maybe one of the most important- DO NOT GO TO THE STORE HUNGRY!!!!! I make my husband eat something before we go, so there aren't any surprises when we get to the check out. I'm just as guilty of those impulse purchases, so I eat something to take the edge off, until we get home and I make dinner.
Hope these help!
- 6/21/2009 6:37:16 PM