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10 Tips to Save Money on Groceries 

If you’re like most shoppers, you’ve likely picked up something at the grocery store only to decide you don’t really need it based on its new inflated price. $8 for raspberries? No thanks. Thankfully, there are simple actions you can take to save money. We’ve collected our best 10 tips to share with you! 

A few basic tips are to never go to the store when you are hungry, prepare a list and stick to it and buy groceries online with a pick up option, the less time we spend at the store, the less we buy unnecessary items. Now that we covered the basics, here are 10 more ideas and tips.

  1. Get to know a store’s sales cycles, and then stock up on certain items that hit during that sales cycle to save money. Plan your meals accordingly.
  2. Check the unit price (located under the price) to see if buying the larger size is a better deal. Sometimes it’s actually cheaper to buy two smaller boxes!
  3. Use Foodom to plan all your meals and have the chef buy only the groceries needed for those meals. This way you avoid the impulse buying and reduce your family’s food waste. Some of our clients reported that they reduced their spending on food by half having a chef buy groceries and cook for them.
  4. Look high and low on shelves. Grocery stores tend to stock their most expensive items at eye level, knowing that customers are most likely to grab these items. 
  5. Use Flipp — a free app that gathers all of the store circulars and digital ads in your area in one easy-to-use space. With Flipp, you can add all your to the app and clip your coupons digitally to save in-store.
  6. Grow your own herbs, veggies and fruits, and trade with your neighbors. This way, not only you save money on produce, get fresh and delicious produce but also develop healthy relationships with your community, and boost the sense of belonging.
  7. Buy frozen foods. These will last a lot longer than fresh, they are better for the environment, healthy and are just as good!
  8. Buy fruit and veggies in season, and try to buy them at different stages of ripeness so they aren’t all ripe on the same day.
  9. Take inventory of what’s in your fridge or pantry before shopping to see which meals can be made with what’s about to go bad, vs. buying all new ingredients. And eat before you go grocery shopping, that will help you buy less.
  10. Buying in bulk? Freeze what you can right away so you can stretch out the purchase for several weeks.

Using some (or all) of these tips, should help you save on food expenses and use the savings in other ways. If you’d like to have more control of the meals you plan, get more time back in your day, and reduce impulse purchases, give Foodom a try, using local personal chefs to meal prep for the week, starting at $100 per week! Learn more here.

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