10 Legit Tips to Save Money on Grocery

Here are 10 Legit Tips to Save Money on Grocery! Make sure you implement them all to get the best results. Enjoy!

If you are anything like me, you are likely to spend more than half of your income into the groceries. I know, because it’s just so tempting.

Walking in those beautifully stacked aisles and not buying anything is like a nightmare. How can someone possibly not feel bad about it?

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When I started going to buy my groceries, about two years ago, I came to know how much fun it was. Honestly! Going grocery shopping became one of my favorite things to do on the weekends.

But the more we went on grocery shopping, the more money we spent. Of course!

Back then, we were not really concerned about the amount of money we are spending. So we didn’t notice how much money we wasted.

After almost one and a half year of doing that we realized how wrong we were. It happened after the birth of our baby. We were like, “Nah, now it’s over.” No more over-spending on groceries.

But how would we do that, if I enjoyed putting random things in my cart and bringing stuff home so much?

But we tried. For almost 6 months, we tried and failed. But we were getting better. Every month we were spending lesser, at a little to no compromise on the quality or quantity.

It took time, more than we expected. But gradually, we came to know the tactics, which we now use while shopping and it always helps.

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So here are my tips for you, if you want to save some extra cash on your groceries.

 

1. ANALYZE YOUR BUDGET

The day you get paid, try to analyze and make a mind-map of your expenses. This includes how much you want to save? How much is the estimated billing? How much are your internet and other subscriptions payments and more?

You can use my free printable to get track of your expenses and income.

After completing the process of analyzing, make an idea of how much you want to spend on groceries. Put 5 to 10 percent of that money aside and spend from the remaining amount. This is to make sure you spend within the limited amount and if you need anything else by the end of the month/week, you’ll have some money to rely on.

 

2. CHECK FOR OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS:

Do some research on your local stores and shopping malls for offers and promotions. You can check online or have a look at their flyers and brochures.

Nowadays there are applications for everything. Check your play store or Appstore for apps which notify you about the promotions.

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3. MAKE A LIST:

Don’t take this step for granted. Make a grocery list on your phone or on your notepad and take it with you when you’re going shopping.

Make sure to mark the items you already bought.
And try to stick to the list as much as possible. It will save you a lot!

 

4. BUY ITEMS IN BULK:

if you buy items in bulk, you will save money because the bigger items are lower in price, usually. You will reduce the waste and you won’t have to buy those items for a good couple of months.

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5. EAT BEFORE YOU SHOP:

This is my favorite tip and you’ll be stunned by the fact that it literally saves you a ton!

When you shop on an empty stomach, you are more likely to buy the items which tempt you but are not necessary.

But if your stomach is full, you won’t be bothered by those packets of Belgium Chocolate or Betty Crocker Cake Mixes.

 

6. DON’T GET DISTRACTED:

Try to cut off the distractions as much as possible. If you are at the store to buy the vegetables only, don’t go ahead and load your cart with those candies, juices, cookies or cheese.

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7. DON’T TAKE YOUR KIDS WITH YOU:

Your kids will distract you a lot and they will make sure you buy all the unnecessary stuff.

Drop the kids with their dad at the park or the game store before going to buy groceries.

 

8. PROOF-CHECK YOUR ITEMS:

Don’t feel shy to check your stuff at the end of the shopping before checking out. You are more likely to exclude a few unnecessary items.

Honestly, every time I do this, I take out at least five items from my cart.

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9. TAKE YOUR TIME:

Don’t be in a rush, when buying your groceries. Stay calm and check for the prices before putting the items in your cart.

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10. DON’T OVERWHELM YOURSELF:

Yes, I know that shopping on a budget can be intimidating at times. But don’t worry if you buy an item or two extra. It’s okay.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Arthur Ashe

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If you really wanna buy a certain item, go ahead and buy it and don’t feel guilty afterward. It’s not a big deal. You tried and you did say ‘no’ on other items. So it’s not a problem if you bought one extra item.

Feel good that you still stayed on track!

I hope these tips helped you saved a few bucks on your groceries and if it did, my job is done!

What are the tactics that you use to save money on groceries? I’d love to hear from you! Do let me know in the comments. xoxo

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22 Comments

  1. Misty Lynch

    August 27, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Great tips! There are some cool apps like Cozi we use for grocery lists that have helped us buy what we need without having to go back for a second trip (and spending more)!!

    1. Rukh AZ

      August 27, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Oh, that’s awesome. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a good day! 🙂

  2. Laura

    August 27, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Girl I wish I read this post before I went grocery shopping the other day haha! You are spot on about looking at your budget before you go shopping and not going shopping while hungry I make that mistake all the time and I just get random things! I am bookmarking you’re page right now and will utilie your tips for my next trip! ❤️

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks a lot for appreciating, Laura. It really means a lot to me <3 and best of luck for your next grocery shopping. 🙂

  3. Lacy

    August 27, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Yes! Fantastic tips! Bulk shopping has especially saved me lots of money!

  4. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    August 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Always looking for all the ways to save!

  5. Annaliese

    August 27, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Grocery shopping can definitely add up! Meal planning and keeping my budget in mind the whole time I’m in the store help me a lot! 🙂 Great tips!!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      Meal planning definitely saves a lot of money, time and effort. Thanks for commenting.

  6. Lily

    August 27, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Shopping with a list and using coupons has really helped our household.

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      Using coupons is a great idea too. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Kori Michelle

    August 27, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Eat before you shop and don’t take your kids with you are the 2 that hit home!! lol
    Great value here! Thank you <3

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      I totally agree! Thanks for commenting.

  8. Lesley (makemeupblogs)

    August 28, 2018 at 12:22 am

    These are excellent tips for saving money on groceries! I always have a hard-time doing so, but I think I’m going to start making a list to help me!

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      Lists help a lot, honestly. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  9. Indya | The Small Adventurer

    August 28, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I LOVE posts like this! I also shared my own tips about saving money in various ways, including grocery shopping, because I don’t think people realise that they often spend so much more than they need to! There’s a good time to buy certain things, and better ways and places to find the best items for the best price, you just need to look around! Also, eating beforehand helps a LOT! I always make sure I have a big breakfast before I go food shopping.

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      wow! You are so right. Thanks a lot for taking the time to read and comment. 🙂

  10. emman damian

    August 30, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I always do a budget for my weekly grocery. Also, I avoid buying unnecessary things.

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  11. Felicity J

    September 1, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Great tips!! Love saving monies!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Rukh AZ

      September 23, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      You are more than welcome. 🙂 xoxo

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