I just cannot believe the prices of groceries lately! As my yardstick, I always counted the number of bags and multiplied by $10. That is, if I spent $100, I usually had about 10 bags of groceries.
1. Buy Some Store Brands
The first strategy is to purchase a store brand item instead of a name brand one. In many categories, store brands are just as good or better than their name-brand counterparts for much less money.
2. Grocery Delivery
Wait, stay with me for this one because I’m totally serious! Many families view grocery delivery as an expensive extravagance, but this is not always the case. Our household grocery spending has gone down significantly since using delivery.
3. Use A Weekly Meal Plan
The second way to save money at the supermarket is to shop according to your weekly meal plan. This will ensure you are purchasing only what’s needed and nothing more, which can also help cut down on waste.
4. ‘One More Day’
How does this affect grocery shopping and money spent? I tell myself, “Just wait one more day…” before going to the store. And I only go or place my online order when we’re out of a lot of stuff. This helps eliminate food waste, and most months, I only do three shopping trips instead of four because I keep waiting one more day.
It is terrible for the environment and is a huge chunk of money. I’ve overcome this by using this technique. My garbage pick-up day is Tuesday. So, every Monday evening, I go through our fridge and pantry and get rid of the old food.
6. Take Advantage of Price Matching Promises
Another strategy to save money at the supermarket is to use purchase price matching if you are shopping somewhere like Walmart. Many large food retailers will match competitor prices to get your business, saving you even more cash.