Did you know that the average American household spends almost $8,000 each year on food, with almost $4,500 of that going towards groceries? It’s easy to pick up whatever catches your eye at the grocery store, especially when it’s on sale, but things add up quickly and before you know it, you’ve spent most of your paycheck on groceries. Here’s how to save money the next time you hit the supermarket.
Before you head the supermarket, do your research and compare the local ads to see what store is offering the best prices for the foods on your list. It takes some time, but you’ll save lots of money! If you don’t have the time or patience to compare prices, buy the store brand instead of the name brand products.
Food delivery has made things much more convenient for busy families, but some grocery delivery services charge for delivery and some have it free of cost. Be aware that while meal delivery services and take out meals are super helpful, they add up quickly.
Before you head to the supermarket, check what you already have in your freezer and pantry. Try to make use of items you already have in your house and plan meals around them.