Food bills keep rising, and everyone is always looking for ways to cut costs. Here are a few tips that can help you save:
- Don’t buy food packaged in individual portions. You’re paying for the packaging, not the food. And if you’re anything like me – you just end up eating at least 2 of the individual portions at one shot anyways. . Buy a normal sized bag, and divvy up the contents.
- Avoid prepared foods and meals. Now – if you really are starved for time, these can be great, and certainly much cheaper than going out or ordering in. Keep and eye out for sales and stock up, if you really are dependent on these kinds of food.
- Look down! Stuff that is stocked at eye level tends to be more expensive, but sells faster, cause it’s right in your eye line. Brands actually pay to be stocked at eye level – just one reason they cost more.
- Avoid temptation and stick to the list. The grocery store I frequent has just completely reorganized so when you walk in the door, you see and smell freshly baked pizza, and individual slices of cakes. These are 2 of my major weaknesses. It’s much better if I go *after* dinner so I’m not too tempted!
- Beware of fake discounts. Just because something is featured in the flyer, or offered 3 for X amount of dollars means it’s on sale.
What’s your best trick for saving at the grocery store?