If you could spend half as much on your grocery bill wouldn’t you do that every time you went shopping? As a Mom that stays home with my kids, I’m always looking for ways to be frugal and Save Money. We have some great tips to share with you that you’ve probably never even thought of!
Awesome Tips to Slash Your Grocery Bill
I’m not talking crazy couponer style stockpiling (unless that’s your thing) – but it only makes sense to pick up things while they’re on sale. The key is to ONLY do this if you need and use an item. Do not buy 60 bags of frozen corn because it’s $.10 a bag because you think you’ll make Corn Chowder but you really hate corn. That corn will likely never get eaten and you’ll end up WASTING money.
If your family loves a certain cereal and it’s on super sale, grab a few extra boxes for your stockpile. Another tip with stockpiling, keep it someplace out of your kitchen. If I have my stockpile of extra cereal in the kitchen, my kids would just eat it until it’s gone. Having it out of site, they don’t go through it as fast!
Stores typically rotate sales every few weeks so buy enough of what you need for that particular item until it goes on sale again. Maybe canned tomatoes are something that you use regularly in recipes, buy enough while they are on sale to get you to the NEXT sale. You’ll get better at this as you practice!
Shop the Sales
Like I said, you don’t have to be an extreme couponer to save money on groceries. Shopping the in-store sales is a great way to cut down your grocery bill total. If you do want to dabble in couponing, this is a great place to start and you can double up your in store coupons with a manufacturer coupon for even more savings. You better believe when my favorite General Mills cereal is on sale at my local grocery store, I head over to coupons.com to see if there are any coupons available and double up the savings!
Meat is so expensive, I cannot believe how much it costs for a pound of ground beef these days. We try to have at least one meatless meal every week if not more to cut back on that expense. My family doesn’t really notice and it saves so much!
In recipes that call for beef, cut back on the amount you use and add in beans. This is not only cheaper but tastes delicious too! A couple of our favorites are Cheesy Potato Soup and Caprese Omelets.
Make it Yourself
You’d be surprised what all you can make yourself! Try making your bread from scratch to save money. We have a great simple French Bread Recipe that anyone can make and it’s so good! You can even make your own Fruit Snacks for kids AND Fruit Roll Ups!
Meal Plan – but do it the RIGHT way
Most people sit down to meal plan and decide what sounds good for the week. Maybe someone in the family wants roast and another person wants taco’s, so you put those on your menu and create your grocery list. Right?
A great tip for saving money is creating your menu around what’s on sale at the store that week and also using up what you having in your cabinet. Is chicken on sale this week – what recipes can you make with it? And, if it’s a really great deal – buy extra and freeze them for another week.
Making this simple change when you’re meal planning can save you tons of money!
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Creating a budget for your family and implementing a few simple money saving tips will really help your family in the long run.
What tips do you have for saving money on groceries?
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