Townsville Bulletin - - WATER WORLD SECTION -

IF YOU’VE ever tried to do the gro­ceries on an empty stom­ach, chances are you’ve spent dou­ble what you in­tended or eaten a few grapes in the fruit aisle.

While we can’t do much to de­ter your mid- shop eat­ing habits, we can help you stick to your bud­get — even when the hunger growls strike.

Here are our top tips to avoid­ing over­spend­ing while do­ing the gro­ceries: Set your­self a timer: Don’t ex­pect to fill an en­tire trol­ley in less than a minute, but give your­self a time­limit to get ev­ery­thing done, and make sure you hit it. This doesn’t mean strolling through the aisles tip­ping any­thing and ev­ery­thing into your bas­ket. Stick to your list and don’t stop to smell the freshly baked cakes or study ev­ery flavour of mar­i­nated cashews. Be brand dis­loyal: Just be­cause you know a cer­tain brand has the best yo­ghurt, doesn’t mean you have to buy it ev­ery time. Check what’s on spe­cial. You may just find your new favourite brand. Check your stocks be­fore you shop: Stop be­ing waste­ful. Check the pantry and the fridge be­fore you head to the shops and don’t buy things rou­tinely un­less you ac­tu­ally need them. If you didn’t use those three tins of toma­toes last week, they’re prob­a­bly still in the pantry and you don’t need more. Win a gro­cery voucher, on us! Even if you over­spend, at least you won’t feel guilty about spend­ing money you got for free! Head to townsville­bul­letin. com. au/ bingo and en­ter your de­tails to be in the run­ning to win.

We’re also giv­ing away 20 $ 50 gro­cery vouch­ers for those who win this week’s bingo game. If you haven’t been play­ing with us for the past four weeks, here’s how to play: us­ing the bingo card from the Satur­day, June 17, and June 24 edi­tions find the week’s cor­re­spond­ing num­bers in the pa­per each day and cross them off.

To­day is the last day to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, so en­sure you use the week four sec­tion on the bingo card. If you get bingo us­ing any of the num­bers in­side the pa­per daily this week, you’ve won! Come into the of­fice to col­lect your prize.

Head to townsville­bul­letin. com. au/ bingo to en­ter and for more in­for­ma­tion.

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