I have 15 simple to save your grocery budget – and maybe still have a bit left at the end of the month! If your house is like ours, groceries are a large part of your household budget. If you’re eating “healthier” then your budget is bound to grow even more.
15 Ways to Save Your Grocery Budget
#1 – Start cooking more: We are busy people and we, as a nation, seem to be unable to say no. So many obligations often make it hard for us to be home to cook and eat a meal. But cooking saves money, health and families.
#2 – Plan it out: I like to take a calendar with our activities on it and make a meal plans around that. Then I can transfer that plan into a grocery list. Plan for success – don’t schedule to make Chicken Cordon Bleu when you have a practice at 6:00 pm and you are done with work and/or school at 5:00 pm. Throw a crock pot dish in that morning then toss a salad and put it in the fridge. That way you can enjoy dinner without a drive thru on the way to practice.
#3 – Shop sales and buy in bulk: Grocery store sales have cycles. That means every product that goes on sale will be at its lowest price about every 6 weeks. Stock up on the items then and you’ll pay the lowest price and not need to shop for it again until the next cycle. Stores like Sam’s Club and Costco are good for bulk buying but generally sales are better deals if you can track them and bulk up then; especially if you have coupons.