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Have you ever stood there at the register and watch the tally add up and think that is way too much?
Item after item gets wrung in and the total continues to rise. $50, $100, $150 and so on. How much was your last grocery bill?
To be honest we average about $250 every two weeks for three people. This includes allergy friendly foods, pet foods and treats.
We used to be spending way more till I learned a few tips and tricks to save money on groceries. And yes, I am sure we could save more if we chose to be more restrictive on goods.
Tips & tricks to save money on groceries.
Saving money on groceries means you have more money for other things like paying down debt or saving for something big.
Whether you are on a tight grocery budget and need to stretch your dollar or you are simply wanting to save money. These tips and tricks to lowering your grocery budget are available to everyone. You can even start using them right away.
21 Tips to lowering your grocery bill and saving money:
- Bulk buy
- Meal plan
- Flyer & sale shop
- Stop being brand specific
- Eat more beans and rice meals
- Shop local & farm to table
- Make your own laundry soap and cleaning supplies
- Grow your own food
- Try to cook more vegetarian meals
- Learn to grocery budget
- Cook from scratch
- Clip coupons
- Skip the paper products
- Earn money while you shop
- Bulk buy your meat products
- Learn what stores have the better deals
- Track your spending
- Stock up, divide & freeze
- Preserve what you can during harvest season
- Breakfast for dinner
- Use what you have
Another great money saver is shopping online.
I have found I can track my grocery spending and my savings when I use the online grocery shopping app through our local grocery store. You can learn more about it here.
Another great online money saving location is Amazon. You can shop and compare. And Amazon carries just about everything. I am an Amazon Prime Mom and I love it. Two day shipping on most goods. I can get our specialty groceries and so much more at great prices.
Saving more money on groceries.
Over the last year we have learned to grocery budget. Cut our household expenses, save money and set amazing goals. One great resource that helped us get to this point is Financial Peace University. If you educate yourself and change the way you do things you will see results.
Another great thing we did was assess our spending and figure out what we really needed in our day to day. And what we didn’t need. I was spending over $700 a month on stuff we didn’t need. Stuff that was going to waste.
I found cheaper, smarter alternatives. Learn what we cut from our budget to save over $700.
My top five tips for saving money on groceries:
- Learn how to grocery budget
- Meal plan and learn to cook from scratch
- Earn cash back on all your purchases using Ibotta
- Shop online and use the services available to you on Amazon
- Do it yourself. Cook from scratch. Make your own cleaning supplies. Use what you have. Invest in a freezer
Your location will also play a part in how much you spend on groceries.
Do you live in a big city with lots of retailers, farmers markets and discount stores? If so you have more saving options available to you.
Do you live in the country with only one or two stores? If you do your costs might be higher. Are you able to cut your grocery expenses by growing your own food?
See what is available to you and create a plan to work around your options to save money.
More money saving tips.
If you are looking to save more money on your home expenses. Checkout the links below.
Money saving resources.
Are you looking to get your finances under control and learn how to budget? You can get our free budgeting printable here. Another great resource for budgeting and learning all the ins and outs of personal finance is The Total Money Makeover. This book changed our personal finances for the better and is a must read.
If you have read my blog before you have heard me talk about MyFreezEasy meal plans and how much I love them. You have also heard me talk about all the time and money meal planning saves me. I use to choose take out or drive thru coffee or dinner at a restaurant after a long hard day. Learning to meal plan effectively helped curb that habit and now we are enjoying yummy homemade meals that our family love.
Is your grocery budget stressing you out? Are you trying to figure out how to feed our family healthy meals while you watch the price of groceries rise? You are not alone.
The Grocery Budget Workshop taught me how to save money at the grocery store. It taught me how to cook efficiently, manage a grocery budget, shop sales and coupon quickly. It also taught me how to save over $700 a month on items our family really didn’t need.
Are you ready to earn money while you shop? Yes, I said earn money while you shop. Have you heard of Ibotta? Earn cash back on everyday purchases. Simple select the items you will be shopping for in your easy handheld app, go shopping, redeem your rebates and earn cash. Simple and easy.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity