How to Save Money on Groceries

by Jason Butler on March 16, 2016 · 5 comments

groceriesGood Morning people. It seems like groceries fluctuate in price depending on the store and the day that you purchase them. I’ve been trying to find ways to lower my grocery bill the last few months. I’ve found seven things that I can do to save on my grocery bill. I’m sure they will help you as well.

Have a list

The 1st thing that you can do to save money on your groceries is to have a shopping list. When shopping, you should only grab items that are on the list. It should keep you accountable. It will lessen the chance of impulse buying.

Don’t shop while you’re hungry

Speaking of impulse buying, the next way to save money on groceries is not to shop while you’re hungry. I know we’ve all made this mistake before. You’ve gone to the store while you’re hungry and had planned to grab only a couple items. Then ten minutes later you are at the register with about twenty things. It happens. Make sure that you eat something before you go the store so that it doesn’t happen again.

Coupons

The third way to save money on groceries is to use coupons. Saving money using coupons has been popular for a while, but within the last few years, people have been taking it to the next level. Some websites show you how to save the most money by using multiple coupons. There are several ways to get coupons these days. Two easy ways to get coupons are to get them out of your Sunday paper or go online and print them.

Shop in bulk

The fourth way to save money is to shop in bulk. It makes sense to buy certain items in bulk. Before you head to the store, you can check online to see which stores have the better prices and then you can go from there.

Sales

Grocery stores usually have sales at least once a month. They usually advertise them online or in the Sunday paper. Those sales usually last for a couple of days, so you should have time to get to the store and take advantage of them. Most of the time you can use your coupons for items on sale and save even more money.

Store card

The sixth way that you can save money on groceries is by using the stores shoppers card. Kroger is one of the stores that I usually shop at. Their store card allows me to save money on certain things. For example, they may have a deal on bread. By using your card, you may get a loaf for $1.50. Without the card, it could cost you $1.80. Kroger has this type of deal on a lot of the items in their stores.

Store brands

The final way to save money on groceries is to ditch the name brands and purchase store brands. Store brand items are cheaper than name brands. If its food, most (not all) store brand items taste the same anyway. I buy store brand stuff most of the time.

How do you save money on groceries?

 

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1 Pamela Car March 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

You are more likely to spend money on “impulse buys” if your stomach is growling for food. Have a grocery list and scan the paper for coupons before you go. Keep to the list unless absolutely necessary. Comparison shop. If you have two markets in the area, find out which one has the better price for the same item. When buying produce, make sure the produce you are buying is not bruised, molding or wet (in the case of boxed and bagged lettuce or salad) as this causes the produce to go bad more quickly. I find putting a paper towel in a box of salad or bag of carrots will extend the life of the produce. Do not store tomatoes in the plastic bags you bring them home in. Tomatoes mold quickly in plastic for some reason.

2 Michelle March 19, 2016 at 7:14 am

I dread going grocery shopping because it always costs more than I expect. I save money by shopping my cupboards at home first to see what I have, and then figure out what meals I can make with foods I already have.

3 Gary @ Super Saving Tips March 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Shopping in bulk can save you money, but always check the unit price for other sizes because sometimes a sale or coupon makes a smaller size cheaper.

4 Emily @ JohnJaneDoe March 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm

One thing that helps me is checking the inventory before I make my list. Otherwise I fall into the “oh, don’t we need chicken broth too?” only to come home and find that, no, we have 3 quarts.

5 Mel @ brokeGIRLrich March 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

I’m so guilty of shopping when I’m hungry. There is such a huge difference in what goes in my shopping cart when I’m not starving.

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