Maybe you already use a few coupons, or have a store loyalty card. You’re getting some savings at the grocery store – just not as much as you like. You may think I’m going to recommend you become an extreme couponer – but I’m not, so don’t get discouraged. In fact, this technique is so easy you won’t believe you haven’t been doing it all along.
Saving Secret: The real enemy to getting all the savings you can at the grocery store is right inside your refrigerator. I will show you how you can save on groceries without even leaving your home.
Don’t you love getting a great deal at the grocery store? Buy one container of strawberries and get half off another. I know I do the happy dance when I’m getting a good deal.
But, are you ready for this…the reality is that most people throw that savings right in the garbage can. Click to tweet here.
According to the book, American Wasteland, the average American wastes 25% of the food they buy. So they miss out on the opportunity to keep money in their pocket. There’s a secret to saving money on groceries and if you ignore it, you’ll miss out on the savings you deserve.You probably have food spoiling right now in your fridge as you read this. I’m going to show you a solution so you can take charge of your fridge and your finances at the same time. It’s called the Receipt Reference Technique. The best part about it is that it’s super easy to implement.
Here are the simple steps you need to do to save thousands on your groceries each year:
1. After putting away items from the grocery store, put the receipt right on the fridge.
2. Refer to the receipt when you use the fridge because it will remind you of what you bought, and when you purchased it. That receipt is marked with all of the items you just purchased in a list format – AND it’s dated so you’ll know exactly when you purchased everything.
3. Think of your receipt as a reminder to eat what’s inside before it goes bad.
Truly, it’s that easy.
Here’s a real life example of someone who successfully used this amazingly easy technique.
Shareeke Nesi of TheConsciousSpender.com, known for running money camps for children, used the Receipt Reference Technique and here is my question and answer session with her.
Q. What did you think of the Receipt Reference Technique?
A. I go to the grocery store frequently because I eat vegetables on a regular basis. In an effort to eat healthier, I buy kale, spinach and other vegetables. I have to make sure I eat what I buy or it will go bad quickly. I found that putting the receipt on my fridge did remind me to use what I had.
Q. What did you like best about the technique?
A. I was able to see right away what I ate and what I wasted. I found that it forced me to finish what I had. It also pushed me to plan my meals. Now I even make sure to put items closer to the front of my fridge in order to eat them before they go bad. I make sure I put my yogurt in the front. I essentially align what I eat according to what will expire first. This has helped me save tremendously. It also provided an added bonus of tracking how many vegetables I ate.
Shareeke used this technique to save herself money. I hope it can do the same for you.
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