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5 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries

September 8, 2018

Buying your regular groceries can be costly, but there are ways to get what you need while saving.

When you’re trying to save money, the weekly trip to the grocery store can be painful. We all need food, but if you’re not paying attention to your shopping habits, those grocery bills can really start to add up. So if you’re looking to save a bit on your next trip to the store, consider some of these simple tips.

Check the sales flyers.

So many people walk right past these helpful flyers at the entrance of the store. And yet inside these little booklets they is filled with savings. A breakdown of all the sales in the store that are there for you to take full advantage. However, be careful that those savings don’t cause you to buy unnecessary items just because it’s a great deal. Check the flyer and if there’s nothing of interest, move on.

Stick to your list.

Before you take any trip to the grocery store, be sure to make a list of all the things you’ll need. Firstly, these lists are helpful for remembering everything you need. We’ve all come home from the store only to realize we didn’t buy milk. With a list, you’ll never forget again. Secondly, if you have a list and you stick to it, it will help you avoid piling your grocery cart with impulsive and unnecessary items.

Don’t shop hungry.

The biggest mistake you could make as a grocery shopper. When you’re walking around a grocery store in between meals, your stomach is rumbling, just about anything and everything in there will look good. This is a sure-fire way to find your cart filled to the brim with those expensive and unsatisfying instant meals just so you have something to eat quick. Go in with a full belly and don’t let cravings decide your purchases.

Plan meals ahead.

When you know what you’re going to eat, you know what you need to buy. When you do the reverse and try to make meals out of the various things you bought, it rarely works out as well. You can buy a lot of produce with all the intention in the world of eating it, but then other meals come up and suddenly you have a crisper full of rotten veggies. Plan your meals ahead of time then you can avoid buying food that will go to waste.

Stick to the supermarkets.

While it’s always nice to support smaller stores and buy local, if you’re looking to save money on your groceries, stick to the big stores. Smaller specialty stores and convenience stores need to up their prices, while the chain grocery stores are able to provide the same items for much lower prices.

Just like that you’ll see the savings on your groceries and those trips to the store won’t be as costly anymore.


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