Although your food is definitely not what you would want to completely cut off your expense list, the absolute truth about it is that it can get quite expensive when you don’t pay too much attention to what you stock your refrigerator with. Yes, weekly grocery bills can be an itchy topic for someone who wants to save as much money as possible.
But how to do that? How to not spend a lot on your grocery every week? How to save money on this very important aspect of your life? We have gathered some of the most important tips for you to know – so read on and find out more.
Make a List
…And check it twice.
This sounds very basic and you’ve probably heard it a million times before – but making a list can be an excellent way to lower your weekly grocery bill and save some good money. The reason behind this is quite straightforward: by going to your usual supermarket with a clear list of the items you need, you will be much less tempted to put in your basket all the things you only want or that simply sound attractive.
So, we say this: before you jump into your car and drive your way to the nearest supermarket, take some time to analyze what are the grocery items missing from your home. Look in your refrigerator, in your cupboards and in the places where you keep all the cleaning products. See what’s running out and put it on the list.
Also, if you want to follow a better diet, create a weekly menu and stick to the grocery you need to make it real. This will help you stick to eating healthier and more nutritious food while saving money as well.
Gather Those Coupons
What a lot of people don’t realize when tossing the coupons away is that they can be a great way to save money – if you know how to maximize their “power”, of course. For example, instead of using one coupon for a product, you can use more of them to double or even triple the discount. Also, using your coupons with already existing offers can double their savings power and make them really advantageous for you.
Nobody says you should grow obsessed with coupons – but don’t throw them away and try to look for as many of them as possible. They can save you tens of dollars every month (and even every week) on good products and in a very easy way.
Keep Your Eye on the Offers
…And please make sure they are legit. Sometimes, supermarkets will advertise products as being on discount or cheaper than in other places, when, in fact, they are not. Keeping your eyes on the prices every time you go to the supermarket will help you stay away from products that are not even by far as discounted as they sound.
Once you find a good offer, think twice of what you can make with it. For instance, buying in bulk is frequently cheaper and you can cook it right away, refrigerate the leftovers and use them over the course of the next weeks.