Moms and Grandmothers, Free Printables Report For Grocery Spending Habits and More

Menu Planning CentralDo you experience this?…

You intend to go to the grocery store to buy just a few items….There’s not even 10 grocery items listed. So, you go through the check out line and find you spent $50 or more!  The prices are surely getting out of hand. And it’s definitely NOT going to get any better! It’s way beyond ridiculous. 🙁

* You do all the right things, make a list, and also DON’T forget it.
* You don’t go to the grocery store hungry lol
* You are smart and clip coupons
* You don’t bring your kids along (studies have shown you DO spend more money when your kids are along)


I wanted to let you Moms and Grandmothers in on something that has been a life saver for me!

I found something that’s made my grocery spending experiences so much easier, and NOW I truly like going shopping for food a lot more than I used to for sure!

 

Here is what I’ve found…

* How to save $100’s of dollars on your food bill every month! Printable Menu Plans and Grocery Shopping Lists

 

* Some Menu Planning Basics Report and Convenient Printable Resources — Free Report. You can’t go wrong with FREE!

 

* Menu Planning Printables, Report, and Menus 🙂

 

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Enjoy! 🙂

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Bring on Black Friday Madness

I thought this was a nice article for budgeting and planning for the busiest shopping day of the year. Good points! Thank you Andrea 🙂

We’ve all heard crazy stories about people getting trampled and going crazy on Black Friday. But are the shopping deals even worth waking before the sun? That really depends on what exactly you’re looking for and how organized you can be. Black Friday is a day designed for the sole purpose of consumerism. The name itself refers to the fact that historically on this single day retailers would go from spending more than they earn (red) to making profits (black). But the most ridiculous day for consumerism can score you some unheard of deals if only you know what to look for and how to go about shopping. If you wake up with a plan things will not seem remotely as stressful as they would otherwise.

Before even thinking about looking at Black Friday ads, make a budget. Discuss with your spouse (if applicable) and agree on a reasonable and practical budget. And no matter what you may find while out and about shopping, stick to your predetermined budget. Do not pick up something just because you can. There’s no sense in getting a ‘great deal’ if you have to go into debt to purchase it. And just because you have a specific number doesn’t mean you have to spend that much money. It is simply a number to keep in mind, a railing to keep you where you should be financially.

Make a list of gifts or items you are looking to buy. If you have specific products you need, it will make shopping much easier. Retailers often post their Black Friday ads online beforehand, and those that don’t post one often end up with a leaked version somewhere anyway. Or you can wait until a local paper comes out with the ads in it. Browse each ad and write down the items you are looking for and their prices. Different stores may have the same, or very similar, items. So be sure to look closely to find the best deal possible. Keep in mind the long wait standing in line while you are planning, and try to get the most shopping you can get done at the fewest number of stores.

Once you know what items you are after, it’s time to make a game plan. Start with the store that opens the earliest and work your way through the stores that way. If several retailers open at the same time, choose the one that has items most important to you. Also take into consideration the popularity of various stores and products. Big name stores are going to be crawling with people, meaning they will run out of hot items faster. Make sure you bring your written list of items and keep a copy of the advertisement with you if you can. You may have trouble finding a specific item and need to ask for help. You’ll make the lives of busy customer service reps, and your own, much easier.

When it comes to Black Friday, bring a friend with you if you can. The lines will be long and there’s no use in being grouchy about having to wait. Have someone with you to chat and make the experience fun, instead of one that’s dreaded. After all, you chose to wake up ridiculously early and go shopping. So create a new tradition with a good friend and go shopping together, scoring Black Friday deals each year. And follow up your shopping trip with a cup of coffee or big breakfast shared together. The lack of sleep will be worth it for the time shared and memories created with one another.

About The Author

Andrea Boley is a writer and blogger with http://www.storkie.com. She has been writing articles and blogging for over 10 years and is always happy to share her passion for life and experiences through her work. Her educational backgrounds in psychology and journalism have given her a solid foundation from which to draw experience and expertise in an array of topics.