I’ve been hearing from multiple sources that we should be expecting rapid increases in food costs due to shortages. Unfortunately, everything I’ve heard thus far is very vague, bordering on Chicken Little type of talk.
But, this brings up the issue of rising food costs in general and the impact your food storage plan can have. You can save money in the long run by purchasing food at today’s prices and eating it tomorrow. If you buy in bulk, you can usually save a bit more. Use coupons whenever you can, trust me it adds up quickly.
I do most of the grocery shopping for my family. My wife cuts coupons every week and sorts them. We make out the shopping list together and gather the coupons for those items on the list. On average, we probably save around $20 or so every trip to the grocery store between coupons and the store loyalty card.
If you’ve not done so already, I’d highly encourage you to start stocking up on staples. Whether there is a coming food shortage or not, I think it is safe to say food costs surely won’t decrease in the immediate future.