If you haven’t noticed lately, grocery prices continue to rise and the cost of feeding a family is becoming harder and harder. I shared my concerns about this on my Instagram account and, together, we came up with a list of grocery saving tips and tricks.

First off, I think it is important to take full advantage of your local grocery store apps (mPerks, KrogerPlus, Target Circle, etc.). Within those apps you can download manufacturer’s coupons while also reading up on special sales happening, in store and online, and can often earn rewards on each shopping trip.

Here are a few grocery saving tips friends suggested I add to this list:

  • Make your morning cup of coffee at home! I know that getting that sweet drink made from a barista is such a treat, but those can cost 3X more than just making it yourself at home. Put your coffee in a to-go cup and head to the store — don’t give into the green coffee shop that smells delicious upon walking into the sliding doors of the grocery store…
  • Shop at stores like Aldi and Trader Joes if they are an option. I know they run great sales throughout the week and typically have better prices than your regular grocery store. TIP: don’t forget your quarters and grocery bags if you plan on heading to Aldi! Trust me on this one…
  • Meal Plan – this can be time consuming at first, but once you figure out a few weekly meal plans, you can rotate them throughout the months and make slight adjustments here and there to change it up a little. Grocery store apps are also really good to utilize when meal planning, as you can see what items are on sale or are going to be discounted at a point in time.
  • IBotta and Fetch Apps – these are two rewards programs where you scan your store receipts and somehow collect rewards. I was unaware of these apps until recently, so am still learning more about them as I write this. I shared them here as they were mentioned multiple times from friends.
  • In the pantry and/or refrigerator, bring the old things to the front to eat so they are not fogotten!
  • If you are able to have a deep freezer, stock up on sale meats and vegetables and thaw/cook as needed.
  • Buy in bulk and separate. For example, buy a tenderloin and ask the butcher to slice it into chops.
  • Make multiple meals with the same piece of meat. Such as, buy a rotissarie chicken and make chicken sandwiches, chicken tacos and chicken noodle soup.
  • Steer clear of buying snacks. This is a tough one if you have kids in the house, because they are always snacking. However, it would be a great way to save money (and calories!) with just adults in the home.
  • Utilize grocery store pickup services. Okay, these are the best services out there, in my opinion. This service prevents impulse buys, bulk purchases, and also saves a ton of time.
  • Do not buy in bulk, shop only for the week so produce doesn’t go bad.
  • Grow a vegetable garden — something I will most definitely be doing in the coming weeks!

The list above grocery saving tips are merely suggestions and/or recommendations that might be a possibility for your family. You should always do what is best for you and your family.

If you have anything to add to this list, send me a message and I will pop it in here. 🙂

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