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Saving money on groceries
Have you seen the price of groceries lately? Yesterday I did a regular top up shop for ground beef, sauces, rice and a few other things.
I think overall the increase to the cost of our regular items was over twenty dollars. Now granted I had the money.
But imagine being really tight on your grocery budget and having an increase in grocery costs by $20? Talk about stress.
So how can you save money on groceries?
If you were tight on cash and tight on budget you could shop the sales flyer, skip the non-essentials on your list, clip coupons, eat less meat and try cooking cheaper meals.
Some examples of cheaper meals would be beans and rice, soups and stews, casseroles and pastas or cheaper cuts of meat.
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One thing I noticed in my grocery shop was an increase in the price of ground beef by $3 per package.
To get around this increase next time I might buy a ground beef, ground pork combo package to use for burgers and pasta sauces.
How do you save money at the grocery store?
15 Frugal Ways To Save Money On Groceries:
- Cook cheaper basic, 5 ingredient meals
- Opt for vegetarian meals
- Use an easy to follow meal plan
- Purchase seasonal produce
- Skip the sliced and diced, pre-packaged produce
- Buy cheaper cuts of meat and cook meals in a slow cooker
- Harvest the season and stockpile
- Shop discount retailers
- Earn money while you shop with Rakuten
- Shop the sales flyer, clip coupons
- Bulk buy and shop case lot sales
- Learn what you can freeze to save money
- Skip the non-essentials
- Grow your own food
- Invest in great appliances
Frugal changes to help save money on groceries
Home cooking and home baking are great ways to cut down on grocery costs. Investing in great appliances and a good meal plan or a great recipe book can help as well.
Given the latest increase in grocery costs I think I am going to be doing a lot more cooking at home. We still purchase pre-made soups and some meal items.
I foresee use of our new Instant Pot and some homemade soups and stews in the future.
What about you? What do you still buy that is pre-made? Could you bake it or make it at home to save money? Could you grow it and preserve it to save money?
What about discount retailers are there any in your town? Think about all the ways you could save money on groceries.
What small steps could you take that could make a big impact on your grocery budget?
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- 101 Super Frugal Living Tips
- 10 Ways To Lower Your Grocery Budget
- 21 Things We Stopped Buying To Save Money
- 75 Items You Can Freeze To Save Money
Updated April 7, 2020