5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Posted 03-24-2011 at 08:42 AM by Rasha

Being a parent is expensive. With little ones to care for, along with the rest of the family, everyday expenses quickly add up, especially groceries. That’s why saving money where you can is important so there’s money to put towards other needs such as new cloth diapers or a college education. Here are 5 easy ways to spend less on groceries.

1 – Coupons

I know, coupons seem like such a hassle. Who wants to clip coupons from the newspaper anyway? You don’t have to! Simply go to Coupons.com and select the coupons you’d like to have, then print them on your home printer. No unwanted coupons cluttering up your space, easy cutting and organizing, and mere moments of time spent searching for coupons you’ll actually use. Easy, quick, and convenient. Now you see how a busy mom can realistically use coupons to save money.

2 – Grocery Sales

Checking store sale circulars and in-store price reductions can easily save you lots of money, especially if you base your menu around the sale items rather than the other way around. You can be super frugal and buy only sale items then create a menu, or more realistically, select your preferences among the lower priced items. Either way your total bill will instantly be less. Furthermore, if you combine sale prices with coupons you will see big savings at the register.

3 – Stock Up

When you find a great deal on a product that has a decent shelf life (examples: canned food, toilet paper, toothbrushes, cereal) then you should stock up. Just be sure to not buy more than you can use by the expiration date.

4- Watch Price Per Ounce

We’ve been conditioned to believe that buying in bulk is always the better deal. Not necessarily true. Sometimes it is, other times it isn’t. Fortunately, there’s a very easy way to compare “price per ounce.” For most products it is listed right on the shelf price tag.

5- Swap Grocery Babysitting

The little ones are wonderful, but they can be very distracting while grocery shopping. Find a fellow mommy that you can swap babysitting with for grocery shopping so you can focus on making the most of your grocery budget without the kiddos in tow. Your friend will enjoy this too when you return the favor.

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One Response to “5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Groceries”

  1. easy ways to save money on November 18th, 2011 9:33 am


    It’s true, the economy is not doing well and many people are looking for easy ways to save money. This is the perfect time to review your energy habits. You just might find some super easy ways to save energy and money right now. Whether you are in a house or an apartment or flat, whether you rent or own, there are many energy saving habits that will save money.

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