If you increasingly feel like your food budget is out of control, don’t stress. Plenty of little tips and tricks exist for saving money on your food budget without starving yourself or your family. Check out a few ideas to put into practice.
Check Grocery Ads
Take a look at the week’s grocery ads before you plan your menu. Find out what’s on sale and plan meals around those sales–there will be at least a few items you can save money on each week!
Get in the habit of clipping and using coupons…you will be amazed at how much money you save. Sign up for coupon sites, use in-store coupons, and find out which products allow you to use more than one coupon. Avoid using too many coupons on convenience foods, as they are often processed and high in sodium, and remember to keep the other people in the grocery line in mind if you have a stack of coupons to use.
Sign Up For Rewards Programs
Sign up for your go-to grocery store’s rewards program. The card you receive helps you save money on assorted items throughout the store, and provides you with extra coupons and other incentives. Depending on the program, you may earn points that save you money on gasoline and other non-grocery products.
Don’t Shop Hungry
Don’t ever make the mistake of shopping hungry again! Doing so easily leads to impulse purchases, most of which are convenience foods full of fat, sugar, and processed junk.
Watch Prices On Same Items In Different Sizes
Always check prices on the same items in different sizes, particularly if one size is on sale. You don’t want to pay “less” for something only to find another size was the better deal.
Keep these tips in mind and watch your food budget issues disappear!