Learn how to save on groceries by using some of these simple strategies.

Groceries can get expensive. You go in for a few items, and all of the sudden you end up spending $100 at the checkout. You can’t stop grocery shopping, but you can start trying some of these easy strategies to save some major money when you cruise the aisles.  

Easy Strategies for Saving Money on Groceries

September 12, 2016

Learn how to save on groceries by using some of these easy strategies!

Groceries can get expensive. You go in for a few items, and all of the sudden you end up spending $100 at the checkout. You can’t stop grocery shopping, but you can start trying some of these easy strategies to save some major money when you cruise the aisles.

Know What You Need


The easiest way to make your grocery costs go through the roof is by hitting the store without a list. When you walk down the aisles without a defined list in your hand, you’re much more likely to throw in a lot of extras you really don’t need. Going to the store prepared will help you stay on track and buy the things you actually need, instead of things you think you need or only want.

Utilize Apps


There’s an app for everything nowadays, even for saving money on groceries. Scroll through your phone’s app store for easy ways to save. Search using the terms coupons, grocery savings, and the names of your favorite stores to start racking up the savings. You can even qualify for cash rebates on the groceries you buy when you use apps like Ibotta or Checkout 51.

Figure Out Sale Cycles


You can really see the savings add up when you figure out the sales cycle of your favorite grocery store. Many factors will affect the sales cycle of each item: when shipments come in, expiration dates, shelf stability, and seasonality are just a few. Try keeping note of when certain items go on sale and see if you can pick up on a pattern to better plan shopping dates. Learn more about sale cycles and how to predict the biggest sales with this article from couponshowto.com.

Stock up on Essentials


When the items you use on a daily or weekly basis go on sale, it’s smart to stock up—especially if it is something that does not spoil quickly, like canned items, dried goods, or pasta. If you’re a couponer, save your coupons until the product goes on sale to save even more.

When you shop strategically, you can save some major cash. Groceries don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg when you use some of the tips above. How do you save on groceries? Let us know below!

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