The larger grocery stores in Iowa are:
You can also buy groceries and household items at:
Sam’s Club http://www.samsclub.com/sams/ and Costco http://www.costco.com/ are membership warehouses that sell items in bulk, or very large amounts. You generally are paying less per pound or item, but you also have to buy a large amount of each item.
Some hints for helping save money on grocery shopping:
- Buy generic labels. They are just as good as name-brand labels and cheaper.
- Look up or down- name brand items tend to be more expensive are right at eye-level on the shelves. You may find cheaper but equal quality items on the top or bottom shelf.
- Buy in bulk when practical.
- Join a friend who has a membership at a Sam’s Club or Costco or weigh the advantage of joining yourself.
- Make a list of the items you need and stick to your list.
- Always feed yourself and the kids before shopping. This cuts down on impulse shopping.
- Go to farmer’s markets when they are in season to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. They are often cheaper and often much better than produce purchased in stores. Many farmer’s markets now accept food stamps and WIC vouchers.
- Use the “Dollar Stores” and other discount businesses.
Here’s helpful links to tips for grocery shopping; these are just general but practical tips that will certainly make a difference.
These sites will help you to save money as well as make your grocery shopping faster and simpler.