Do you want to know how to start grocery shopping on a budget? Well, this post is for you.
Sometimes we fall into the wrong grocery-buying habits. We are surrounded by all these choices and we can blow our grocery budget and spend too much money.
Today I’m sharing some of my best tips with you if you’re grocery shopping on a budget:
Plan your meals
Plan out all your meals for the next week and understand what ingredients you need to write on your grocery list. Planning prevents you stop buying unnecessary food and saving money.
Make a budget
One of my best money-saving tips is to set a grocery budget per week. Creating a solid budget plan will ensure that you don’t spend more than you can afford.
Go to the grocery store only once a week
If you plan your meals, you’ll not forget any item. Because if you go to the store for one item, you will end up buying other ones, or you could be hungry and everything looks appetizing. Set aside one day per week to plan out your meals, then pick one day per week to pick up your groceries.
Name brand vs off brand
Buying the off-brand/store-brand is a great way to save money. And in some cases, off-brands may have a better taste. People assume that the name brand price is higher because it’s better quality, but that’s not always the case. Don’t worry about the label, worry about the product inside of it.
Buy in bulk
The price per unit is usually lower than the smaller package. And if it’s something you usually eat, buy it, you can always freeze it to help it last longer.
Produce that is in the season it’s much cheaper than out-of-season food because of those transportation costs. And it’s much better for the environment too!
Don’t shop at eye level
Did you know that (usually) companies pay for their brand to be at eye level? Because people tend to look at them first. You can find the cheaper products at the bottom.
Another tip for you is to reach the back of the shelf because, usually, the oldest product will be at the front.
Stop buying pre-packed veggies/fruits
It’s really tempting and convenient to buy chopped and pre-packed fruits and veggies. But you’ll probably pay double for those foods. Plus, they get chemicals and use a ridiculous amount of plastic.
If you have these tips in mind, you’ll definitely save a lot of money while grocery shopping.
Do you have any other tips? Let me know in the comments 😊