Now that you are hopefully in the habit of using your Publix weekly ad, if you take inventory on how many times a week you eat out you may be surprised. Saving money on food becomes a lot easier when you can become a little more realistic with your budget as it applies to being able to afford eating a restaurant on a regular basis. Personally, I can’t “eat out” more than once every two weeks and would much rather just whip up something quick at home.
Easy Ways to Save Money at a Publix Grocery
Luckily, there are many easy ways to save money now that you really want to do it! One of the first things you want to do is to cut back on those expensive runs to Wendy’s, Mcdonalds, and Burger King! Studies show that families are so busy these days that they have no choice but to eat on the run because there is no time to cook a decent meal. Your challenge is to get away from this trap, and, although it is not easy, it can surely be done.
One of the many ways to save money on groceries is to plan your meals ahead. You would be surprised at how easy this can be once you get the hang of it. For example, I will bet if you can sit down and consciously write down a two week meal plan for yourself and/or your family, you can easily do it. After you make a list of the things you like to eat for dinner it becomes a little bit of a challenge to list all the necessary items and ingredients to make it happen. Folks, all it takes is a little planning.
How Saving Money Can Be Easier With a Publix Sales Ad
One of the best tips to saving money is to use your Publix weekly ad and build a grocery list around the buy one get one free offers, and to start building a two-week dinner plan around the awesome savings you can get. Aside from that, if you pick a few days out of those 14 days to eat really cheap stuff such as pasta with Parmesan cheese or rice and beans, you can almost cut your dinner expenses in half!
If you don’t really know how to cook it may be time to start researching the how to videos littered all over the Internet to get you going. It really is easy and I find that even if people don’t like cooking, it’s usually because that cooking has been done for them by someone else all their life so it intimidates them. If this is you and you need to save money, you need to at least try. Worst case scenario, you can resort to Healthy Choice frozen dinners but this is not exactly a long-term healthy option.