17 January 2014

REPOST : 6 Ways to Save on Groceries (berjimat sampai penat... hehe)


Entri ini pertama kali dipos pada 13/11/2008. Haha... tu gambo pun entah apa-apa. Kereta tarik saya tu banyak manfaatnya semasa saya tinggal di Jerman. Tak ada kenderaan, jadi kereta tarik tu la yang menjadi pujaan. Sebelum ada stroller, kadang-kadang Hakimy saya masukkan aje kat dalam kereta tarik tu bila dia mengadu penat berjalan. Terjengul aje kepalanya kat dalam kereta tarik tu dan orang Jerman dah pandang-pandang semacam. Haha. Masa tu umurnya baru aje 2 tahun, memang asyik nak berdukung. Hardy pula masih 7 tahun, belumpun boleh diharap mendukung adik apatah menarik kereta tarik penuh barang dalam tempoh yang lama. Bila abang tak ada ke kuliah, kena juga keluar mencari barang keperluan sendiri. Hehehe... tu sebab bila tengok gambar ni, saya gelak sorang-sorang. Semasa saya tinggal di sana, banyak benda yang saya kena hadap sorang-sorang... Hmm... tak nak sedey-sedey... Jom kita tengok tips berjimat semasa membeli keperluan yang boleh kita buat tatkala harga barang macam nak cekik orang!

Has the rising cost of food taken a hit on your budget? Try these simple tactics to save money at the supermarket.

1. Pick products on the top and bottom shelves at the supermarket. Bigger sizes of items, which tend to offer a lower price per unit, are usually placed on the highest and lowest shelves. Smaller sizes, with a higher price per unit, are often given prime placement at eye level.

2. Buy store brands instead of name brands. Store brands are usually close to the market leader in quality yet less costly. In fact, the same manufacturer that makes the branded product often manufactures the house brand.

3. Avoid buying prepared and packaged goods. You’ll pay a premium for convenience. Consumer Reports once found that two pounds of carrots cost $1.29, compared with $7.16 for the same amount of precut sticks.

4. Join grocery savings clubs at local supermarkets. These free programs entitle cardholders to members-only savings on selected products, a benefit that could shave about 18 percent off your total grocery bill. The catch: The stores keep tabs on what customers are buying to study different segments of the shopping population.

5. Download coupons. Check CouponCart.com or Cool-Savings (http://www.coolsavings.com/) for deals on frequently purchased items and shop on double-coupon days if your grocer has them.

6. Join a warehouse club. Bulk retailers such as BJ’s Wholesale Club and Costco can be 20 to 50 percent cheaper than regular grocery stores when it comes to products like condiments, coffee, bottled water, and canned beans and vegetables. (The supermarket has better deals on items like produce, chips, and cookies.) Visit the websites of clubs like BJ’s (http://www.bjs.com/; $45 annual fee), Costco (http://www.costco.com/; $50), and Sam’s Club (http://www.samsclub.com/; $40) to determine which has the best location and product mix for you and join online.

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ps: sila sesuaikan dengan suasana di mana kita menetap ye.... ini sebagai panduan saja...

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