As I was reading the blog Peggy wrote about tracking expenses last week, one line stood out to me more than any other, “I really need to follow my own advice.” After my most recent trip to the grocery store, I was thinking the same thing.
Usually, my son and I go to the grocery store every Friday morning. I like to shop at that time because it is quiet and I can get in and out quickly. I do not have to worry about taking my son to the grocery store; he just sits back and enjoys the ride in the cart.
The problem came this past Friday when my husband had the day off of work. Even though I knew better, I invited him to join us for our weekly shopping trip. Many people have trouble with their children asking for treats or sneaking extra food into the cart. Not me. My husband is the one who does that. I spent $15 more than usual!
If I spent an extra $15 each week at the grocery store, that would be $780 per year. What could your family do with an extra $780 per year? I can think of a few things that we could do. So, I have learned my lesson this time, I need to follow my own advice and let my husband sleep in on his day off while my son and I go to the grocery store.
For other tips while at the grocery store, check out:
10 Tips for Saving at the Grocery Store
Justine Hoover, MS, RD, LD