15 TIPS For Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Americans all over the country are having to revise and tighten their budgets, especially in the grocery category.

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Consider making your own “snack packs” at home using fresh fruits, chips, nuts and dried berries.

Avoid Snack Packs

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Not only will you support local farmers, but their produce has fewer pesticides and is significantly cheaper.

Shop at Farmer’s Markets for Produce

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Stores will often send you printable coupons and grocery delivery or pickup offers.

Sign Up for Grocery Store Emails

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Food thrown away because you didn’t use it by its expiration date is a massive waste of money.

Only Buy Perishable Goods in Quantities You’ll Use Immediately

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Don’t limit yourself if you can get a better deal on an item at a different store than the one you usually go to. A deal is a deal.

Shop Around for Deals, Don’t Only Shop at One Store

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Items that you should purchase in bulk: – Meat – Cereal – Toilet paper – Paper towels

Buy Necessities in Bulk

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Store-brand goods are independently produced and packaged by the store, making them less expensive.

Shop The Store Brand as Much as Possible

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Meal prepping is a great way to plan meals throughout the week.

Limit Purchases of TV Dinners or Ready-made Foods

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You can chop up veggies such as carrots and celery and store them in water in a mason jar.

Learn Proper Storage Methods for Your Groceries

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You can often repurpose leftovers from one meal for other meals throughout the week.

Get Creative With Leftovers

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When you use cash, you can physically see how much you are allowed to spend, and you can only justify spending the allotted amount.

Pay in Cash

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Often, the sales price you see on items only applies to reward members, so you would only be able to get the deal if you join.

Use Store Rewards Cards

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You can use these coupons in-store or online to find great deals at your favorite stores.

Keep an Eye Out for Manufacturer’s Coupons

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Shopping at stores like day-old bakeries is another excellent way to save money on food. Prices can drop by up to 50% on select items.

Shop at “Outlet” Stores

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Buying fruits and vegetables in season ensures you get the most wholesome foods.

Buy Your Produce in Season

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