How to Save Money on Canned Goods
Posted on Sunday, January 25th, 2009 at 11:02 am
It used to be that buying canned goods was the cheapest way to go. These days, however, it is a mixed bag. Many brand name canned goods can be quite expensive. Still, canned goods can be convenient and are great for stockpiling in case of an emergency.
Because of those two factors, I make an effort to save on canned goods. Here is my best advice on how to save money on canned goods.
Most stores have promotions for canned goods or stock up sales a couple of times a year when they feature deals on a lot of their canned goods. Many stores are doing this right now, although some feature these canned goods promotions around the holidays. Stock up on your coupons and buy in quantity during this time for the best savings.
I generally stay away from buying soups if possible. They are getting quite expensive, and they are mostly water. Making soup at home is pretty easy and cost effective. If you still want to purchase canned soup, stick to the store brands which are much less money to purchase. This is especially true for soups that you using for cooking.
Look to your stores discount shelves. Many times you will find canned goods with slight dents or tears in their labels. Dented cans are usually fine, as long as they don’t bulge and are still sealed.
Many canned goods come in large family sized cans. Check the pricing, but this is generally a great way to go. If you can’t use up all of the product, simple freeze the unused portion for later.