Shopping Faster & Saving Time
Shopping for the family can take up a lot of your precious time, especially if you are running around all over town trying to be frugal and save some money. In order for you to save time when shopping you should make the most of the useful and practical tips that have been compiled here on ideas to save money.
- Save Time By Shopping Online Add Comments
Do as much of your shopping online as you can, especially for groceries and other items that you buy regularly and don't need to inspect before purchasing. You will be saving time driving to and from the shops as well as saving money on petrol and unnecessary impulse purchases. Always remember, however, to take into account the cost of any delivery fees and what time of day the shop can deliver your groceries.
- Research Purchases Before Going Shopping Add Comments
Nowadays most stores will have a website that contains lots of useful information such as their opening hours, catalogue, special offers, product range and possibly even prices online. By doing your research beforehand you may be able to save the time and energy of going to that shop if they don't have what you want.
- Always Take A Comprehensive Grocery List Add Comments
If you prefer grocery shopping in person then you can save time if you have a comprehensive shopping list and perform one large shop on a regular basis rather than doing lots of smaller shopping trips throughout the week. You should also write out your grocery list according to the major aisles in the supermarket because this means that in the store you will save time shopping by eliminating the need to backtrack through the aisles to find what you need.
- Keep Shopping Trolley Money Handy Add Comments
If the shopping trolleys at your local supermarket require you to put in a refundable coin then make sure that you always keep some spare coins on hand. The best place to keep the coins is in a separate pocket in your purse or wallet, and this way the money will be handy and easy to find when you need it.
- Best Time For Shopping - Early Morning Add Comments
If you are heading to a shopping mall or even your local shops then in it preferable to go at the best time for shopping - early in the morning. This way you will not only be able to find a parking spot much easier but also the shops will be less busy and the staff will be able to help you more, thus saving you time and eliminating frustration.
- Call Ahead Before Driving To A Store Add Comments
Before you go to a shop, department store or factory outlet that is a long way away call them beforehand. This way to can check their opening times and make sure that they will be open when you get there and are not closed on that day. It is also a good idea to check if they have the product that you want and that it is in stock.
- Shopping At Night Can Save You Time Add Comments
Many supermarkets and large department stores are now open until late so you can save a lot of time by doing your shopping late at night. This is because you will not have to drag the kids around and there are less people in the stores and at the checkouts. You can even send your partner along to do the shopping at night, freeing up your time to do other things.
- Use Technology To Save Time And Money Shopping Add Comments
With the age of the new smart phones comes a range of Apps that have been specifically designed to make shopping and finding a bargain easier. Iphone and Android apps like ShopSavvy, Shopkick, Key Ring, Google Shopper and Dealmap can not only save you time by allowing you to figure out exactly where the best bargains are but will also save you lots of money in the process.