Smart shopping tricks to make your budget last all month

first_imgWe can all use ways to stretch our paycheck each month, but it’s not always easy to know which expenses to focus on minimizing first. The fact is, some costs are easier to trim down than others. The dozen strategies below will help you always score the lowest price, making it easier for your budget to go farther.Always look for the deal.Local drugstores often feature special deals on everything from personal care to grocery items. While the selection is generally smaller than at the grocery store, drugstores can offer even better discounts. Looking for these deals, and applying them to your purchase can generate big savings.Register for rewards programs.Many stores feature rewards programs, including drugstores. Walgreens has Balance Rewards, CVS has ExtraCare and RiteAid has Wellness+. If you register for these programs you’ll likely receive frequent emails, but there will be gems among them, and you might even save 20 percent off an order. A smartphone app like Key Ring makes it easy to track account numbers for multiple programs. continue reading » 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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