#1: Find the cheapest grocery store.
Compare items from one store to another. I remember when I first moved to a new city, I believed I was going to the cheapest grocery store, when in fact, I was going to the most expensive.
Depending on the city you are in, prices can be different as well. If you’re in more of a richer area, you bet the grocery stores food will be more expensive too due to the cost of living in the area. Save your receipts and compare the different food items from one another.
#2: Read grocery store flyers.
Make sure to get the grocery stores flyers each week to see which food items are on sale or are the cheapest. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t recommend going shopping during sales for items such as clothing, but food is a whole entire different story.
Also, check the rack with all of the foods that are going expired. The price is usually slashed in half and considerably cheaper than original cost.
#3: Buy generic, not name brand.
I’ve been doing this for years and have been saving so much money since. I look back at when I used to buy name brand foods, and I never really know why I did.
I was paying much more for foods that were almost the exact same as the generic brand. The taste is usually the same, but you have to do some playing around and figure out what you should buy generic.
#4: Only use coupons on food that you actually buy.
There’s no point in using coupons if you’re buying items that you usually wouldn’t buy, which means the food will sit on your shelves for a long time and eventually expire.
I’ve noticed most coupons are only for junk food, which isn’t good for anyone so you might as well opt out of couponing unless you can find deals on healthy meals.
#5: Don’t throw your food away.
Instead, find ways to make different meals with your leftover food. There are tons of recipes on Google that will show you how to create different meals with what you have leftover.
The amount of food that America wastes is quite astronomical and is quite avoidable as well. You are also saving money in the process, and who doesn’t want to save money?
Do you participate in any of these ways to save money on groceries? What other ways can you save money on groceries?