There is one way to save on groceries that may seem like common sense, but we just seem to forget as we keep piling the groceries high in our carts. The picture above is my grocery haul from this week. It seems simple to stick to a budget, but a lot of times we get to the store and start to wander away from our list. I had all these groceries in my cart and three other items when I went up to the check out line.
Much to my dismay, when the cashier rang me up, I was quite a few dollars over my budget. I immediately had buyer’s remorse over the extra few items I threw in my basket. Once I finished ringing up and paying, I reevaluated my decisions and quickly decided that my buyer’s remorse was there for a reason. I needed to return the items I had bought and didn’t have the room for in our budget right now.
I marched right up to the customer service desk with my receipt fresh from 30 seconds ago and returned the items that we didn’t need that week. It’s easy to get caught up in the sale displays, end caps, and flashy logos, but don’t be afraid to just simply put it back or return it if you go over budget. It’s not fun, and it takes extra time to return it, but the extra dollars in your pocket will be worth it!