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Let’s face it groceries can be expensive.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert. Add in a few teenagers and how do you save money on food?
The price of this and the price of that are on the rise. Processed foods stay in the affordable category, fresh produce and meats are on the rise. How do you feed your family a healthy meal without going broke? Below you will find 10 super frugal ways to save money on groceries. A dollar here, a few dollars there it all ads up to savings.
10 Super Frugal Ways To Save Money On Groceries
- Shop sales, check the flyers, compare prices
- Use coupons, store saving cards and store saving apps
- Don’t be brand specific, be open to try generic
- Shop with a budget and a grocery list
- Don’t shop hungry and learn to say NO
- Use a meal plan, it will save you time and money
- Opt to cook vegetarian meals once or twice a week
- Shop seasonal produce
- Shop local sources for produce, meat, eggs and dairy
- Buy ingredients and cook meals from scratch
Shop sales, check flyers, compare prices.
If you are looking to save money on groceries the best place to start are to shop the sales, check the store flyers and compare prices. Prices at one grocery store may not be as cheap as at another. Shop, compare and save.
Use coupons, store saving cards and store saving apps.
Coupons are clipable money, whether they come in the paper form or the digital form. They will help you save money on groceries. Store loyalty cards and saving apps are also great money savers. Check into your local grocery store and see what money saving options they offer.
Don’t be brand specific.
Let’s face it we are all loyal to certain brands. It may be cheese or it may be a certain type of chocolate. You will open more doors to saving money on groceries if you are open to different brands. Purchasing generic is a huge money saver.
Shop with a budget and a grocery list.
Do not go grocery shopping without a list or without a budget in mind. Shopping aimlessly up and down the grocery aisles is a budget wrecker. Check your meal plan, make a list, set a budget and shop.
Use a meal plan, it will save you time and money.
It is true using a meal plan will save you time and money. Not only will you know what is for dinner today and tomorrow and even later in the week. You will make yummy healthy meals, waste less food and save money. Meal plans work. My Freezeasy is a great meal plan. It even has an app and grocery lists that make shopping, cooking and planning easier. You can checkout My Freezeasy here.
Opt to cook vegetarian once or twice a week.
Beans and rice, yes they will save you money. Meat gets expensive, even cheaper cuts. Try cooking a few vegetarian meals every month. Look into ethnic meals and recipes for inspiration.
Shop local produce and meats; and opt for seasonal produce.
If you have a local farmers market that offers cheaper produce, local cuts of meat, dairy, eggs and more take advantage of the savings. Opt to eat what is in season and you will save money.
Buy ingredients and cook from scratch.
Cooking homemade meals is a huge money saver. Invest in a good cook book or meal plan and you will save money.
Use what you have on hand.
Before you head to the grocery store check the pantry, the freezer and the fridge. Take count of what you have. Use what you have on hand to save money.
Whether you are stacking coupons, shopping at the local farmers market or having beans and rice for dinner you can save money on groceries. Be open to change, be open to couponing, be open to trying new meals. You can save money at the grocery store.
Have an amazing day.
Saving & Simplicity