Reduce Your Grocery Bill (5 Easy Ways)

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Reduce Your Grocery Bill (5 Easy Ways)

Reduce Your Grocery Bill (5 Easy Ways)

Reduce Your Grocery Bill (5 Easy Ways)

Everyone loves saving money on groceries. Check out these 5 easy tips to help reduce your grocery bill. Also, let us know what helps you save money on groceries!

Price Points

  • Know the max. you will pay for staple items. This can take some time to figure out, however it really helps, especially when it comes to stocking up on a great deal! For example: My price point on fresh chicken breasts is $1.99/lb. or less. When I see this price, I will usually stock up if I am running low.

Know Your Store

  • Know the coupon policy.
  • Learn the markdown days or the days/times they receive shipments. I much prefer showing up to a well stocked store vs. empty shelves, so even though I may want to get to the store first thing in the morning, I know that shipments come in around 8am on Saturdays. So, if I show up around 9am, my chances of getting what I want increase.
  • Know the incentive programs. Most stores offer great incentive programs, that if used can save you $$. At Rainbow, they have the Roundy’s rewards card which will save me extra off certain items, allow me to build up to cash back rewards (via coupons) and let’s me build savings towards my gas purchases. On average I earn approx. $1.50+ off per gallon of gas every 2-3 months. That equals about $30 in free gas for me. Not bad!
  • Get to know the employees…especially the friendly ones! This makes checking out with coupons less stressful.

Be Coupon Ready

  • Always be prepared. You never know when you will run across a clearance deal on a stock up item and find yourself wondering why you left home without your coupons this one time! If you hate lugging them in and out, at least leave them in your car, so if needed, you can quickly run out and grab them.

Store Cards/Credit Cards (with rewards)

  • Store cards offer great incentives, such as discounts, rewards, etc…Each store varies, however most offer some sort of money saving program.
  • Credit cards with cash back rewards can be a great way to save as well (IF you pay off your balance monthly). If you may have trouble doing this, then I always recommend using cash.

Do not overbuy 

  • Just because it is a great deal does not mean you need 5 cases of it…unless you will actually use it. Everyone overbuys on occasion, however try not to make a habit out of it. Those great deals still add up, especially if they go to waste. Make sure to check expiration dates and consider how much you will actually need and use…and how much you can store….without ending up on a reality show. ;)

Do you have any great tips that have helped you cut down your grocery bill? Let us know what works for you!

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