3 Ways to Save Money on Groceries
These things are easier said than done, I know! But a few really basic and theoretically simple things to do (and I’m still working on these myself!) in order to save on food are:
Step 1: create a menu–Plan at least a tentative weekly menu (or bi-weekly or monthly, depending on how often you grocery shop). Knowing what you are planning to make will help you make your list. Which brings us to step 2.
Step 3: Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. I admit I don’t always do this myself. But think about it–the basics (dairy, meat, bread, produce) are all on the perimeters. What’s in between? Convenience, frozen and canned food. You can get good deals on some of these by combining sales and coupons. But otherwise, convenience foods can add up.
Anyway, those are some basics. Another thing to consider is there are certain times of the year you will get better deals on certain items and those are the times to stock up. As we get into the holiday season, you will see some great deals on canned veggies, baking products, stuffing, turkeys and ham. So plan your menus accordingly and don’t forget to stock up for later!