17 Ways to Save Money on Groceries
Here are the best ways I’ve learned to save money when grocery shopping, from price comparing to using coupons to buying in bulk (and sometimes frozen!)
Price Compare with Grocery Store Apps
Browse store flyers to find the best deals for what you definitely need. You can find out what’s on sale on stores’ websites or apps.
Shop with a Calculator
If you’re trying to stick to a specific budget, then decide on that number—like not spending more than Rs.3000 at the store—and hold yourself accountable. One way to do this is to calculate every item as you add it to your cart.
Plan Meals Based on What’s in Your Pantry
Think of grocery shopping based on what’s in your pantry as your own Chopped challenge to see what you can make without spending any money.
Use a Smaller Cart or Basket
Using a basket or a small cart at the store will force you to only buy what you need instead of tossing in impulse purchases. And if you’re only getting one night’s dinner ingredients, see if you can get it in one armful. Get into that 10-items-or-less checkout line and be a minimalist with your food purchases.