When trying to save money, it’s a good idea to think outside of the box. Sometimes, despite all of your budgeting and trimming expenses, it doesn’t seem like you’re able to make ends meet. Radical action is required.
According to Frugal Shopper bloggers, this is how to save money and get the most out of your paycheck.
Shop On Wednesdays
It might sound a little strange to suggest that you shop on Wednesdays but many grocery stores launch there mid-week sales on Wednesdays meaning that you have the opportunity to find significant savings. What’s more, most stores will honour the previous week’s coupons on a Wednesday so you can take advantage of double savings in the middle of the week.
Check Store Apps Before Going Shopping
Ever since retail discovered the power of digital marketing, they have been using apps. But these apps aren’t just about giving new recipe ideas and advertising products, they also sometimes offer discounts on store-bought items. One of the benefits of these apps is that customers get access to deals straight away. It’s a good idea to pick up the app for stores you use most often and use them every time you visit them to find both discounts and also to get Reward Points and other benefits that they offer. Another option is to use an online coupon resource like Coupon Sherpa. They provide up to date coupons and discount codes for all major retailers in one place like these Kohl’s Coupons.
Use Price Comparison Tools
Another marvel of digital technology is the price comparison website. But price comparison sites can be tricky to navigate and time-consuming to use. The good news is that there is a solution. There are now price comparison tools like Invisible Hand that plug directly into the browser. These allow you to compare prices no matter what website you are on, whether it’s a travel website or a clothing website. In every case, these plug-in apps will help you find the best deal that’s available for that product on the Internet.
Go To A Food Truck On Date Night
The average meal out for a couple costs more than £50, which is rather expensive. One option if you’ve been with your partner for some time is to take them to a food truck instead. You’ll often find that food trucks provide great meals for a fraction of the price that you would pay in a restaurant. You can then take the meal back to your home and have a cosy night in while enjoying delicious food. It’s not everybody’s cup of tea of course, but it’s worthwhile considering if you are trying to save money.
Shop Less Often For Groceries
Most people like to hit the grocery store two or three times a week to pick up fresh food. But there are a couple of problems with this approach. One problem is that it is expensive getting to the grocery store. You have to pay for fuel for your car, and you have to spend time that you could be doing something else. Another problem is that when you buy a lot of fresh food, the food’s tends to get wasted. British people throw away about 30% of the food that they buy. So going to the supermarket just once every fortnight could help by reducing the amount of fresh food that you buy and the money you spend trying to get there.
When you go to the supermarket head for the tinned food aisle first and then go to the frozen food section. Frozen food, even frozen vegetables, won’t go out of date for many months whereas fresh vegetables will go out of date in a matter of days.
Consolidate Your Loans
Many people who are in debt owe money to many different lenders. But some of those lenders charge a lot more interest than others. For instance, credit card lenders will often charge more in interest payments than mortgage lenders. One way to reduce these excessive interest payments interest payments is to use loans for debt consolidation. Often consolidation loans will allow you to reduce your monthly outgoings giving you more money left over for other things.
Use Apps To Book Hotel Visits
The price of hotel rooms changes all the time. This means that there are often deals out there which are fantastic but are hard to find. Fortunately, there is a slew of new apps that make it much easier to find the best rates on hotel rooms. These apps include StayAtHand, Last Minute Travel and Roomer. You can even use these apps to do things like check availability and call the hotel in advance to make sure that they have got the facilities that you need for your stay.