There are many ways that you can save money on the food you buy every week. Some of these ways are commonly known, like coupons, but others are less known. Here are some ways that I have found to save money on my groceries every month:
- Buy in bulk – One good way to cut down on your prices at the store is to buy in bulk. Things that you use a lot of or that do not expire can be bought for much cheaper at places like Sam’s Club or Costco. I buy my toilet paper, canned goods and other products I use a lot of there and end up saving a bunch, despite the cost of a membership.
- Watch the ads – Every week I get ads to my local stores in my mailbox. These ads feature the best sales that the stores will have on that week. By looking at the ads I can see which store I should shop at and what sort of products I can purchase for cheap. Some stores, like Wal-Mart, let you show them and ad and you can pay that price at their store even if their product is not on sale.
- Plan your meals – As part of looking at ads I also plan my meals around what is affordable. By planning your meals and shopping for the week you cut down on extravagant purchases and make sure what you buy does not go bad. You also eat healthier because you do not resort to fast food when you are tired.
- Cut down on meat –Last but not least you can cut down on how much meat your family eats. Meat if often the most expensive part of a meal. However you can stretch the meat by adding things like rice and pasta. This will allow you to use less meat for the same meal and also makes your family eat healthier.
These are just a few ways I have been able to reduce my grocery expenses each month. There are many more ways you and your family can live frugally and still enjoy the same things.
Allison after graduation allows her to combine her two passions: writing and children. She has enjoyed furthering her writing career with www.nannyclassifieds.com.