How to Save on Groceries
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Who isn’t looking for a way to save on groceries? Groceries, particularly once you have kids, can get very expensive with trying to make sure your kids eat healthy, so you are buying lots of fruits and vegetables, and then don’t forget about the snacks that the kids want you to buy. Even when trying to buy healthier versions of those treats, it makes groceries more expensive. I’m always looking for ways to save at the grocery store and I’ve found a couple tips and ways to make it a little more under control.
- Make a grocery list and stick to it. Now, I don’t ALWAYS adhere to this rule, but I do my best and follow it more often than not. This eliminates those impulse buys that you generally see at the end of aisles. They add up quicker than you think!!
- Check to see if your grocery store has electronic coupons. Stop and Shop has an app with all of its coupons on it. I can go through and click them before going to the store and they are loaded onto my Stop and Shop card. So once its scanned at checkout, all of those coupons I’ve “clipped” are scanned as personal discounts. This makes it much easier than trying to keep track of paper coupons.
- Ibotta – If you have not heard of Ibotta yet, it is an app on your phone that will give you cash back for your groceries. All you have to do is select the rebates that apply to something you bought, then scan your grocery receipt and scan your the bar code of your item. That simple! I’ve been using it for 2 years and have gotten back over $500! You can use my referral code here to sign up: Ibotta. It is super easy and well worth the few minutes spent! You also get a $10 welcome bonus just for signing up!
- Buy store brands – I’ve found this to be a big savings as well and in a lot of cases, I like the store brands even better, I found this especially the case with some of the kids snacks. Who would have thought that store brand animal crackers would taste better!
I hope you find these tips helpful – they’ve certainly helped me to save some money!