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Do you find yourself running off to the grocery store several times a week just to pick up a few items? Then you're probably wasting both gas and money. Your favorite supermarket might be a good place to buy eggs and fresh produce but if you want to save money, you should join one of those warehouse clubs and start buying in bulk. This is especially true for nonperishable' items such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels and the like. You could stock up on three months' worth of these items at a fraction of what you would pay for them at the supermarket and they'd never go bad. For that matter, you might even find that you could save money by buying meat and frozen fruits and vegetables in bulk.
Make it a game
You might find it easier to add money to your savings account if you make it more of a game. As an example of this, you could create a chart consisting of a football field except the yard markers would be your monthly savings goals. Then every time you got a first down by achieving one of your goals, you would move your "football" down the field and then reward yourself – maybe with a movie or a dinner out. Just don't be too generous with your rewards as this could reduce your savings. If you have a spouse or partner you might make it a competition as to which of you could find the most ways to save money in the next 30 days. You might even make things more "interesting," by putting a small wager on the outcome. Plus, whoever wins the competition for the month would have bragging rights – at least until the end of the next month.