Grocery shopping can be a headache for penny savers.But for penny
savers, it doesn't have to be a budget busting nightmare. I have
included seven tips below to help you save money at the grocery store.
Feel free to add your own grocery saving tips in the comment section.
1.You should always check out the store advertisement before you go to the grocery store.
Your trip to the grocery store should begin before you arrive on the
grocery store parking lot.You should check the weekly grocery
advertisement before you go.Many grocery stores have their advertisement
online and some delivery to homes free of charge.
2. Your shopping list should be based on what's on sale.
Your list should include items on sale at the grocery store for the
week.For example, if the grocery store has chicken thighs on sale at a
low price, buy chicken thighs and plan your meals around chicken thighs.
The same principal applies for any other item.
3. Don't go to the grocery store hungry.
Yeah I know it sounds easy.However, a lot of people go grocery shopping
hungry and they are usually the ones with items in their baskets that
they do not need or they purchase impulse items at the register.Eat
before your shop.
4.Be a vegetarian, for a day.
Try to have one or two meals without meat. Why? Look at the price of
meat in the grocery store and check out the price of a bag of beans, or a
bag of rice, or even pasta. You can make a great pot of spaghetti with
marinara sauce. Calculate how much money you would save by going
meatless for a day or two.Also, the extra veggies in your diet will be
good for you.
5. Don't over look the frozen food section.
The frozen food section is where a lot of high price food items live.
But hidden in the frozen food section, is one of the best places to find
low cost items that bought fresh would cost you more, most of the time.
I'm talking about frozen fruit. Now, I don't mean fruit in syrup or
flavored fruit. I'm talking about bagged frozen fruit without sugar.
Compare and see if it's a better deal than it's fresh counter part. I
have found, frozen strawberries to be a lot cheaper than fresh
strawberries. However, check for yourself, it maybe different for you.
6. Try the bakery section
No, don't go there to buy high priced cakes and other baked goods. In
every grocery store I've been in, there is a bakery section and off to
the side there is usually a rack with discounted baked goods. No, I
don't want you to buy that discounted birthday cake.But, you should take
a look at the bread they usually have marked down. I have found loaves
of bread marked down to 25 cents. Take a peek in the bakery section with
caution, you don't need that marked down cake.
7.The Bargain Bin
Most stores have them and they probably won't tell you that they do. It
is usually in the back of the store off to the side, the bargain rack.
Usually you will find items that are heavily discounted for varies
reasons. I have recently found premium olive oil for $2 and pasta for 40
cents a box. Also, don't forget to check out the bargain section in the
What are some of your money saving tips for shopping at the grocery store?