Start buying your holiday groceries now to get the best prices

Saturday, November 1, 2008 4:11

Yes, we all know how it makes so much more sense to buy Christmas presents early, but people never seem to think about the advantages of starting your Christmas grocery shopping early too.  If you waited to buy all your ingredients until the week or two before Christmas, you would not only be spending a fortune, but you’d also be dealing with a crowded grocery store full of people all trying to get their Christmas grocery shopping done to.

And, when you start your grocery shopping early, you can take advantage of the sales in the weeks leading up to the holidays and picking up items as they go on sale.  This makes much more sense than buying them the week before Christmas when not as many grocery items will be on sale – and might not be in stock, causing you to go to even more grocery stores during this chaotic time.

So MomsBudget has made this handy printable that all busy women will love! 

All you do is plan out your holiday menu, and then go through each recipe, writing down all the ingredients that are non-perishable.  Then, in the weeks (or even months!) leading up to Christmas, all you need to do is check your holiday grocery list with the grocery flyers to see if any of the needed items are on sale that week.  And you can bring the list with you incase you find any “in-store specials” that were not advertised.  And as you buy each one, check it off so you know you have it.  An don’t forget to see if you have any coupons that you could use for any of the items on your holiday dinner list.

Ready to get started?  Get the free printable here.  And don’t forget to recommend this to other busy moms so they can take advantage of all the free printables too… not to mention the joy of getting most of the holiday grocery Christmas shopping nearly done with!

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3 Responses to “Start buying your holiday groceries now to get the best prices”

  1. Kate says:

    November 3rd, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for the printable, this is a really great idea! I am going to try and get this done over the next few days – sounds like a great thing to do while watching election results coverage!

  2. Andrea says:

    August 14th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    LOL, it is now August 2009 and I have ALL my Christmas shopping done for my three boys, most of it for two of my girls, and a decent start made for my oldest girl!! The kids think I’m nuts but I save big this way!! (The only thing to watch is that you don’t break your budget buying MORE when the sales come out closer to Christmas. Have fallen into that trap before.)

  3. Gayle Ladden says:

    December 1st, 2010 at 1:31 am

    You will save so much money! Groupon is crazy. I’ve saved sooo much money. Go to sign up by December 7th, 2010 for extra savings! I guarantee, you’ll be addicted in no time!