With inflation causing our grocery bills to be much higher than before, it can be challenging to eat healthy while staying on a budget. Instead of complaining about the increased cost of items on the shelf, try to implement these tips and tricks to help save on your grocery bill because this inflation is not going anywhere.
The first tip is to buy your staples in bulk. Buying in bulk will allow you to save some money on certain items. Not all of your groceries should be bought in bulk, but your staples should be. Think of the things that you eat almost every day or a few times a week. These things might be oats, rice, beans, coffee, flour, ramen, pasta, canned foods, chicken, and so on. If you aren’t sure of the staples in your diet then track what you eat for a week. Buying in bulk will save you a lot on your staples.
The next tip is to join your grocery’s loyalty membership. Many grocery stores have loyalty cards where you can get an additional percent off on-sale items or be qualified for certain sales. If you are buying something that is on sale, you will want to use your membership card. Be cautious of buying things you don’t need on sale. Just because it’s a good deal doesn’t mean you need it, especially if it’s not on your list.
Another great tip to save on your grocery bill is to make a list and shop in the morning. When you shop after a long day, you may be tempted to buy ice cream and other things not on your list. And if you shop without a list, you will probably buy things you already have a home. Making a list will keep you focused on only buying what you need and going in the morning can help with any decision fatigue you may have.
Implementing these tips and tricks will hopefully save you a bit on your grocery bill!