52 Week Challenge Saving Money Tips: Buy The Smaller Bottle
It’s another week in the 52 week challenge! How are you doing so far? Are you keeping up with putting the money in your jar or bank each week? If you need help with weekly reminders, then sign up for our 52 week challenge newsletter!
Here’s this week’s money savings tip: Buy the Smaller Bottle
For years, retailers reeled us in with deals on bulk sizes or “family sizes”. They made us think that by getting the bigger amount, we were saving money. That’s when all these warehouse clubs started popping up, making it convenient to get your stuff all in one stop.
Did you know that you can actually save more money in the long run by purchasing smaller containers of many products? Of course, this isn’t always true across the board, but it is true on many things.
How do you know you are getting the best deal possible? Pay attention to the unit prices. If you look closely at any given store’s shelf price tag, you will see the price per unit. A unit can be ounces, pounds, and even per individual products in package (like a 6 pack of something). Compare the smaller sized bottles with the larger ones. Are you over-paying per unit by purchasing the larger sized packages and bottles? If your store doesn’t list the units, just take out that calculator on your phone and do the math. If there are 22 oz in the big box and 16 oz in the little one, divide the price of each by how many ounces are in the package.
This is not just for food either. This happens with laundry soap, dish detergent, diapers, toilet paper and so on. Make sure you check every time to make sure you are getting the best deal until you get a good idea on what kinds of items need to be bought in smaller packages.
If the idea of buying all these little containers bothers you either for storage purposes of you think, “Hey, sounds good, but I don’t want to make twice as many trips to the store”, don’t worry. This is easily solved by getting some storage containers or even keeping your old ones and just refilling. Make sure to recycle all those little bottles and boxes as much as you can, too.
It’s not too late to join the 52 Week Money Challenge.
Why should You join the 52 week money savings challenge?
Most families are on the constant look out for ways to save more money. This challenge is easy and doesn’t require you to do a lot each week. It starts out with just saving a $1 on the first week. Or, if you’re doing the challenge in reverse, then $52 bucks.
It’s an easy way to save money and it does work if you apply just a little self-discipline and you are determined to save money. And having a goal is a good way reach your saving objective. Below are a few saving goal:
- You can use the money you saved to pay for your Christmas at the end of the year.
- Go on a vacation
- Jump-start a college fund
- Pay off debt
- Buy a car
- This could be your first time actually saving money in a bank account
The reasons for saving extra money are endless!But the key is getting started!
People tend to do better when faced with a challenge (of any kind).
- You will receive a weekly email reminder telling you to make your deposit into the bank or jar
- You will also receive a weekly savings tip on a way that you can save that week.
- You will receive inspiring stories and ways to save money each week!
- Many people and blogs start out doing this challenge within their communities. But by March, most have fallen off the band wagon. As you can see,by just looking at our 52 weekly challenge archive, you can see that we kept up with it each week.
- I’ve personally and successfully completed this money saving challenge two years in a row! I am doing this challenge right along with you and to encourage you along the way. And if you need to tweak it to fit your families needs, save more , etc. then I am here to help you with that too!
- You can find out more about the 52 Week Challenge HERE
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