Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How to Save at Meals?

In view of the rise in all products in the country lately, here i would like to share with all of you how you all can save your cash.We are humans and its a fact that we eat everyday. And when we eat, it will definitely cost us. If we know how to manage our eating patterns, you will be able to see the extra cash at the end of the month. Tips are as below..

1.Cook at Home
Cut that habit of eating out regularly. We know that the raw material price are increasing and when this happens, the sellers will be forced to increase their price as well to maintain profit to their business. Change your lifestyle by cooking your food at home so you don't have to spend the extra cash to buy food and drinks sold outside. You can easily save 20% to 30% of cash when you practice this method. It works more better if you are from a large family because when a larger family eats out, the price can easily reach RM200-Rm300 per meal when you can fill your tummies for less than that if the food was made from home.

2.Lunch Instead of Dinner
OK~ now we know that eating home cooked food from home is a good way to save money but as we all are humans, we need to have something different sometimes. So when the urge to taste something outside comes, its not necessary that we need to spend extra money. We still can get to taste good food at an affordable price if you know the right place to look. Choose lunch over dinner. Why this is so u may ask? This is because many restaurants will have cheaper lunch sets on discounted prices instead of dinner. This move is to draw the mass crowd where discounts can be up to be 50%.WoW! thats half the price.Dinner sets are usually priced more higher for their ala carte meals but u still can find some good promotions at certain restaurants.

3.Pack from Home
This point is a killer. if you follow this method, its confirmed you will save more than ever. Pack your meals at home and bring it to work. If there are leftovers from yesterdays dinner, put it in the fridge. Bring it to work the next morning and heat it up again for lunch. Or you can pick up cheap economy sets to bring to work. This will really save your pockets especially if you are working in an uptown neighborhood where prices of foods are high. Avoid buying water bottles and start to bring your own water from home. Buying Rm1 priced water bottle at convenience stores will eat into your pocket slowly.

4.Pick Your Places
Have any idea what it means? Pick your place means you as a customer have the right to choose and compare which place to dine. To be a smart and saving consumer, avoid places which imposes service charge. 10% service charge is a lot if your bill is high. You can get an extra serving if you minus out the amount.

No comments: