Saving Money At The Grocery Store

Can you feed your family on a strict budget? It might not seem like you spend much when going to the grocery store, but it adds up into thousands of dollars per year. Some believe that you should save money on other things, but not on food. I strongly disagree. It’s at the grocery store where your savings can really make an impact on your wallet. But what can you do to spend less at the store?

One thing to do to help you save at the grocery store is to never go buying food when you are hungry. If you do it will cause you to buy things you don’t really need. You are also more likely to buy snacks like chips and candy since you’re craving them at the moment.

Another piece of advice is to use a grocery list and stick to it. If you’re at the store and want to pick up a bunch of additional items that weren’t on your list, you shouldn’t because it wasn’t important enough to be on your list in the first place.

My final tip is to use coupons. These come in the mail or are available online. You should already know what products you consistently buy. So go online and search for coupons to download and print. It doesn’t take much time, it’s free and it will save you money.

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2 Comments

  1. Cheryl Brooks

    I always use a shopping list app on my smartphone to make sure I only buy what I need.

  2. Lisa Riddick

    Another thing that helps to reduce your grocery store bill is to have a monthly budget. This way you already have a set amount of money you can spend on groceries every month. With this method you’ll be more careful to overspend, at least in the early part of the month.

    Anything extra that you have left over can either go into a savings account or you can splurge since you did a good job with finding deals / coupons in the month.

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