Ever since I became a mom, I can honestly say that I am somehow smarter when it comes to grocery shopping. I’ve learned not to overspend and to fill my cart with just the essentials. One of my go-to supermarkets is the Super8 Grocery Warehouse. I love it there especially when I am set to buy in bulk. Super8 conveniently provides all my grocery needs, plus a bit more, at a discounted price.
Last week, I shared about the 3-day sale happening at Super8 and of course, I grabbed the opportunity to enjoy the new deals and discounts on top of their regularly offered price-off and promotions offered during the period. I was able to avail awesome deals such as the 8-Peso Pack na Pack Promo and enjoyed grocery items for 8 pesos only. Braving the long queue at the counter was sulit, I must say.
Well actually, I always try to make my every grocery shopping trip a sulit and a wonderful experience. Allow me to share my simple ways:
- I set my budget and make a shopping list before hitting the grocery store. It always pays to write down what you plan to get and set how much you’re going to spend before leaving your home, right?. I always do because that way, I never go out of budget and I only get what I really need and avoid compulsive shopping!
- I try to buy family-sized packs. I do avoid fun-size packages because they are more costly like the small packs of coffee, powdered milk, detergent etc! It’s actually more practical to get the bigger, family-sized packs. Also, it’s really not recommended to buy pre-chopped packed fruits and vegetables as you cannot really tell their freshness, same goes with the “convenient” pre-seasoned meats as it’s always better if you buy them fresh and then marinade them yourself later.
- I get something new each week for my kids to try. In our little abode, I try to introduce a something new weekly, be it a new fruit or a new vegetable. I always go home excited from the supermarket when I have a new healthy pasalubong for my children to try.
- I pay attention at the checkout. Before leaving the counter, I do make sure that I’d get the sale price if availed and that I leave with everything I paid for. (Yup, I count the items before I leave!)
I can personally say that Super8 has always been a happy place for practical food shopping for my family. It’s a recommended supermarket, especially their branch at Ortigas Extension where I am a suki. They always have fresh fruits and vegetables, plus they offer grocery items at a lower price. I also like that they have a an area for basic home appliance needs and a hardware for home DIYs. I also love their ample space for free parking, so convenient!
How about you? What are your tips when hitting the supermarket? And, do you shop at Super8 Grocery Warehouse, too?