Money Saving Grocery Tips You Need to Know!
Food is the cheapest it has really ever been, or so they say, my pocketbook begs to differ. Groceries are the most expensive bill that we pay every month and yet it is not like we can just stop buying. We live in a small town, which means small groceries stores charging big bucks for old produce. I travel every other week to a larger grocery store an hour away to save some money and stock up on essentials. This is one of my own ways to save money on the monthly grocery bill, but here are a few others that can keep more cash in your pocket and food still in your pantry.
#1. Buy in Bulk
#3. Meal Plan Around Weekly Sales
Rather than come up with delicious recipes and then attempt for find sale items to fit, reverse it. Look at the sales and coupons that you have available first, then build a weekly or biweekly meal plan around those items. Although it is tempting to buy whichever items you are craving at the moment, just remember that those items will someday be on sale so just hold out and save some bucks.
#4. Keep an Inventory & Use that Pantry
I am completely guilty of this, I love seeing a fully stocked pantry, which has its benefits but also means I do not utilize it as much as I should. You need to realize what you already have stocked and use those to supplement your weekly meal schedule. Remember that you can always restock during the next sale, so dive into that pantry and see what treasures, at least extra cans of corn, can be found!
#5. Compare Prices by Weight
Compare larger and smaller portions by the price per ounce or pound rather than the ticket price. On the price sticker they already do the math for you so you can easily figure out which one is more of a deal. The price per pound or ounce is usually to the side of the sticker price on the shelf if you need a reference point.
Keep these thoughts in mind and continue to save!
There are so many ways to save few dollars here and there on groceries products. Using these simple methods can really add up to a good chunk of cash saved up by the end of each month. It may seem like a hassle starting out, but soon it will become just the way that you shop for groceries with the added bonus of keeping more money in your budget.
What are some grocery saving hacks that you use each month?
Save us all some money and let us know your tips in the comments!
**disclaimer, I do not pretend to be an expert, but rather just sharing the knowledge and experiences that I have personally. Please read the disclaimer**