TIPS to help
Americans all over the country are having to revise and tighten their budgets, especially in the grocery category.
Consider making your own “snack packs” at home using fresh fruits and veggies, nuts and dried berries, cheese, or whatever else you want to add.
Avoid Snack Packs
Not only will you support local farmers, but their produce often has fewer pesticides and is significantly cheaper than most grocery stores.
Shop at Farmer’s Markets for Produce
Stores will often send you printable coupons and grocery delivery or pickup offers. Make sure that you’re only using coupons for items that you need.
Sign Up for Grocery Store Emails
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
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
Items that you should purchase in bulk: – Meat – Cereal – Toilet paper – Paper towels
Buy Necessities in Bulk
Store-brand goods are independently produced and packaged by the store, making them less expensive.
Shop The Store Brand as Much as Possible
Meal prepping is a great way to plan meals throughout the week, so when the time comes, you don’t need to put much thought or effort into cooking.
Limit Purchases of TV Dinners or Ready-made Foods
You can chop up veggies such as carrots and celery and store them in water in a mason jar. Keeping them in water will keep them from drying out.
Learn Proper Storage Methods for Your Groceries
You can often repurpose leftovers from one meal for other meals throughout the week.
Get Creative With Leftovers
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
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
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
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
Buying fruits and vegetables in season ensures you get the most wholesome foods.
Buy Your Produce in Season
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