How to Save on Groceries?
Have you noticed your grocery bill increasing? Americans spend an average of $5,174 a year, or about $431 a month, on groceries. Since the pandemic, those numbers are continuing to rise. The cost of meat and eggs rose the fastest in over a decade. We are sure you know how to shop on a budget and that coupons come in handy for decreasing the grocery bill, but there are many ways to save. Here is a list of 5 tips to help you get started on saving money on your monthly grocery bill. We hope these tips will help offset the increased cost of groceries for you.
- Shop with a Calculator
Decide how much you want to spend and calculate each item going into your basket. Without the aid of a calculator, you are more likely to overspend. Using a calculator will also help you to resist the urge to impulse buy.
- Be Prepared to Freeze “On Sale” Meat or Seafood
Check the ads that come from your grocery store for weekly or daily sales and stock up on meat and seafood when it is on sale. Invest in a vacuum sealer to freeze the meat or seafood until you are ready to cook it.
- Buy Groceries Online
Do you know how to buy groceries online? It is simpler than ever now. Have your list ready, and go to your favorite grocery store’s app to create an account. Some stores will set you up with delivery, or you can order from the comfort of your home and drive to pick it up at a designated time that you will choose when ordering online. Not only is it safer shopping online being able to calculate as you add or remove items to your virtual shopping cart helps you stay within your grocery budget. You can also comparison shop and have the weekly specials and digital coupons at your fingertips.
- Plan Meals Based on Your Pantry Items
Do not let items in your pantry go to waste. Before grocery shopping, make sure you know what items are remaining in your pantry and plan meals accordingly. If you have plenty of noodles leftover from last week’s spaghetti this week, try a different pasta dish that requires spaghetti noodles. You might even find a new recipe this way!
- Shop at Cost Plus Food Outlets
Cash Saver is one of the only stores in Memphis that is a Cost-Plus Food Outlet. As a food outlet, we sell our products at cost with a 10% charge to your final bill. For example: If an item is $1.00, then the purchase price is $1.10. We still carry all your favorite things but at a much lower cost than other grocery stores. We have a large assortment of items and even feature many local Memphis Made products. At Cash Saver, we promise a whole new way to save on groceries with lower prices on every item, in every department, every day. We can achieve this by keeping the cost of operating our stores low. We pay lower rent and opt for no-frills or fancy décor so you can receive the utmost in savings. Come check out the Cash Saver difference today.