Tips for Frugal Grocery Shopping
Groceries are one of the number one expenses for families. There are ways to cut grocery costs and keep more money in the wallet.
1. Buy in bulk. Buying in bulk requires some computing. It is wise to take a calculator to be sure bulk prices are cheaper by the serving. Bulk usually means savings but not always.
2. When buying meat, cuts matter. For example, buy ground beef in family packs, then separate the meat into one pound servings to use in casseroles, soups etc. Buy chickens whole instead of cut up. Buying meat already cut up costs more, buy bigger and cut down to what is needed.
3. Try the store brand. Not every store brand will be a hit with your family, but you don't know if you don't try. For every store brand that your family likes and will use, you save almost 15%.
4. Use coupons and loyalty rewards. Adding coupons to reward programs can really add up. Stack manufacturer coupons and store coupons and double your savings.