I dont know about you but i find myself over spending every time i have to do my groceries. When i come home i realsied i either missed out a few things, bought heaps of stuff that i didn’t plan to get and spent much more than i wanted too.
Here are some tips of how you can save when its that time to hit the grocery shop.
Take a pre-shopping trip inventory of the food items that you already have on hand. Is there something simple that you can pick up to turn an item that you already have in your pantry or freezer into a delicious meal just by spending a few extra cents? A good example is buying a can of tuna to add to a box of macaroni and cheese to make “tuna mac”.
2. The list is set in stone
Make a list of the grocery items that you really need, then stick to it once you get into the store. Adhering to a good shopping list will help you avoid picking up every item that catches your eye as you’re pushing your cart through the aisles. Impulse shopping is one of the biggest budget busters there is. Avoid it at all costs!
3. Hungry shopping = expensive shopping
Don’t go shopping for groceries when you’re hungry. Hunger pains make everything on the shelves look so tempting! Always try to do your grocery shopping right after you have finished enjoying a meal.
4. Size matters
Use a small shopping cart if the store has different sizes available. Even better, if you just need a few small items choose a hand basket instead. Having just enough room to hold only the items you came for will help curb the urge to grab “extras”.
5. Shop alone
If possible, always do your grocery shopping without the kids tagging along. Children are notorious for wanting this and begging for that, and it can be quite difficult to say no with other shoppers looking on. Shop alone and save a bundle!
6. Shop with a purpose
Don’t meander through every aisle in the store. If a particular aisle doesn’t contain at least one item on your list, skip it and move on to the next one. And once you get into the next aisle, don’t dilly dally around! Grab the item(s) you’re looking for, then head straight to the next aisle.
7. Buy generic
Consider choosing store brands instead of their name-brand counterparts. Store brands are often as much as 50% cheaper, yet taste just as good and contain just as many essential nutrients.
Collect and use coupons whenever possible, especially on double or triple coupon days. The judicious use of coupons will sometimes allow you to buy name brands for less than you would pay for the equivalent store brand. A small zip-up notebook makes a wonderful coupon organizer and holder. One caveat about using coupons: Don’t buy an item simply because you have a coupon for it. If it isn’t on your list and you would never buy it without a coupon, save that money and spend it on something that IS on your list!
9. Loyalty cards
If the store offers a customer loyalty discount card, fill out an application and get one. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much you can save by purchasing as many weekly “card specials” as possible (make sure they are on your list though!).
10. No wandering eyes
When you’re done shopping make a bee-line for the nearest checkout register in order to avoid those always tempting impulse purchases. And once you’re in line, develop tunnel vision and avoid looking at all the magazines, candy and other “extras” that are placed there specifically to entice you into padding your grocery bill.
Conclusion: Yes, it’s true that we all have to eat. But it’s also true that we don’t have to spend a small fortune every time we go to the grocery store. Just a little planning (and a lot of self-discipline) will help you return home from your shopping trip without emptying your bank account!
Source : Newlywedsurvival
Ever since i started exercising regularly, one of the strange things that i found happening is my weight increasing compared to when i first started. Now that’s not exactly a bad thing cause i can see that im loosing fat and my muscle mass is increasing.
Having said that, a wise man once told me that its only 30% exercising and 70% your diet. This is when you eat & what you eat. It’s important to time your meals, 4 hours is a good time frame. If you stick to a routine, know what you consume and with the right quantities , you are on course to losing the fat.
The days where people starve themselves to lose the inches is over, time to know what you eat and take on a lifestyle which will help you in the long run is a sustainable plan. Easier said than done but it needs to be done.
Ticket sales for the second show which will be held on the Fri 11 May will be launched on Saturday 28 April 10am. Tickets will be sold online via TicketPro and Redtix ticketing outlets. Only a maximum of 8 tickets will be allowed per transaction this time around.
I suggest you get on your pc as early as 9am and you might get to buy it before the official time slot.
Ticket Information and Seating arrangement remain the same as the first show.
The tickets to the Russell Peters Notorious Show went on sale today at 9 am, from the website it looks like the best seats in the house got sold out in less than an hour. At 4pm today, i could only see that some of the S$ 128 tickets available and I suppose the cheaper S$98 left.
The best seats , cat 1 and 2 are left with single seats
So we hear so much about the Economic Transformation Programme , the Malaysian government’s grand plan in transforming Malaysia into a high income economy by 2020. Based on the little i know, this is the plan on steroids to excellarate the growth since we have wasted many years since the Vission 2020 was announced many many years ago by former PM Tun Mahathir.
Watch the video below which is pretty much a simplified version or rather the lay man’s version to the idea or plan. I know that there is lot planed, a lot to be spent and a lot to be desired off this grand idea but i sure hope that while there is lots of money that is going to be thrown into this, it has genuine people’s interest and the jobs are awarded to the best there is to undertake.
Head on to the ETP/Pemandu website for more info