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Or what about a $400 monthly grocery budget?
Believe it or not there are people who survive well on less. Grocery budgeting has always been my down fall until I invested in the Grocery Budget Makeover.
I would forget about coupons, I was brand loyal and oh yeah I shopped while hungry. Every downfall to saving money on groceries I did it. I still do sometimes. My current downfall is forgetting to write items on my list. I’ll get all the way home then remember what I was suppose to buy. And you know what I am not alone, you are not alone with this busy world we live in we all forget something…
So could you survive well on $100 a week grocery budget or a $400 monthly grocery budget for your family?
I think you could. It would take meal planning, creativity and family participation. Think about it what are you currently spending on groceries? What is your biggest expense when it comes to groceries? In our house our biggest expense is special dietary foods. Purchasing specialty made food ingredients can get expensive.
Recently I found 3 new gluten free recipes that have saved me so much money. These three recipes we figure will cut about $100 off my monthly grocery budget. $100, what would you do with an extra $100?
Here are some great tips and tricks to saving money at the grocery store:
- Set a grocery budget a stick to it
- Make a meal plan
- Make a grocery list
- Check the store flyer before you go shopping
- Don’t be brand specific
- Shop local, shop farm to table
- Don’t shop while hungry
- Try baking and making from scratch
You can learn more about the how to’s of saving money at the grocery store in the Grocery Budget Makeover which is offered several times throughout the year. A record number of people have learned to cut their grocery budget in half. Think about it how much would you save if you could cut your grocery budget down by just 25% ? Now how much would you save if you could cut your grocery budget in half? Think of all the savings. Any savings on groceries is a plus in my book.
Another great way to save on groceries is to grow your own.
Do you have room to grow some herbs, lettuce, tomatoes or strawberries? Or do you have enough room to grow a whole garden? If you could plant a garden and grow your own food how much would you save on produce this year? Could you plant and harvest enough to feed your family all year round?
Whether you have only a few square feet for planters or a couple square yards for a garden any bit helps. Think about what do love to eat, could you grow it? How much will you save?
If you are looking for more inspiration on saving money on your grocery budget, these posts may inspire you to save:
- 21 Things We Stopped Buying To Save Money
- Five Money Saving Mistakes You Might Be Making A The Grocery Store
- 10 Super Frugal Ways To Save Money On Groceries
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity
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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.