I’m super excited to be partaking in this great Giveaway of $100.00 Paypal cash or a $100.00 Amazon Gift card!
Saving money grocery shopping is something most families struggle with. I’ve already done posts about how hubby and I manage to eat on a $300.00/month budget through meal planning and partaking in Big Cooks but today I will share some other ways to help cuts food costs for your budget.
This is a little non-traditional, but partaking in Canadian Budget Binder’s Grocery Store Challenge is a sure way to keep you on track with your spending. You are encouraged to set a budget and post your shopping trip for everyone to read…having Mr CBB in the back of your head is sure to help you keep on track!
Shop later in the day. I know a lot of grocery stores around here anyway will mark down some food (meats particularly later at night because it is packaged already and they need to move inventory for fresh stuff in the morning. I’ve purchased perfectly good meat at an average of 30% off simply by going when kiddo is in bed.
The number one for me, and I’ve already written about it, is MEAL PLANNING!
If a store has a Buy One-Get One Free (BOGO) sales and it’s on items you may not need two of, or may spoil before you use, see if a friend needs the same item and split the cost.
I’ve already said this but shop weekly and shop the sales. If ground beef is on sale this week, get creative and cook a few different things with it rather than paying premium price for chicken when it’s not on sale.
If you do partake in a Big Cook to help lower costs, see if the local butcher will offer you a discount for a large order placement.
Shop from your restaurant…what did I say? Yup, some restaurants will add items for people who may need a restaurant sized order and it’s usually much cheaper. I know my brother-in-law works in a restaurant and he says they have a large family (like 8 people) who often will ask if he can order an extra box of chicken breast/whatever and they pay for it. Worth asking about.
Good luck!! Contest ends December 15th…Just in time for Christmas grocery shopping trip!