Traditional Shopping Method - Most people learned to shop by making a list and buying what they need each week. This method doesn’t allow us to take advantage of the best deals.
Product Sales Cycles – Did you know that most products go on sale every 6-8weeks. I know I didn’t. We want to buy our products at the lowest sale price.
The Strategic Shopping Method re-teaches us to shop for the items we need at the lowest price, and then match it with a coupon. By buying enough for a 6-8 week period of time we yield great savings! We might still shop weekly, but we shop based on the sales and coupon match ups we find online.
So, for example, we may buy 6 jars of marinara sauce for $.50-.60 when it’s on sale instead of just one for up to $2.89, and use them over the next 6weeks. We have a small pantry, but we use marinara about once a week and we are able to store it for that time period.
Learning Curve –
This creates a huge learning curve for some people. I know that I felt a little bit nervous the first few times I began shopping strategically. When beginning to shop strategically, we can make a few mistakes. I started slowly and worked my way through learning many different kinds of stores, until I found a strategy that worked best for our family. I had to tell myself that it was OK not to do it perfectly all at once, and that I was learning more each time I shopped.
– There are so many fabulous web sites that do the work for you! Each one has a specific niche. Ours is the Baltimore-Washington region. You can check in on Tuesday/Wednesday for grocery shopping deals and on Friday/Saturday for match ups of national drugstore chains like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. We evaluate the very best deals for you, and report when we see sales that are close to our best prices list.
Let’s Get Started Today
– So, take a look around this site and begin creating a shopping method for your family.
I know that you’re all good shoppers – let’s share some of our best shopping tips in the comments section today!