We all want to save money on our weekly grocery shop but sometimes we all get carried away. Shopping on a budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the luxuries and eat 2-minute noodles. We’ve accumulated some handy tips to take on board on your weekly shop!
HERE’S HOW TO SAVE MONEY
CHECK THE PANTRY
Before doing anything, check the pantry. You never know what you might find in there! Often we forget to do this first hence ending up with loads of the same things.
Write a list and check it off as you go. This will save you from adding all the extras. Just because something is marked as on sale, doesn’t mean you need it. Think before you buy and only get what you really need.
DETOUR TO THE DELI
Need some added extras for your meal and don’t want to splurge on bigger portion? Hit the deli for those extra ingredients! A cube of Feta or a few slices of ham will cost a lot less this way!
DON’T KNOCK IT TIL’ YOU TRY IT!
Don’t be afraid to buy the home brand when doing your groceries. We know there are just some things that can’t be beaten but labels don’t always mean something. Where you can choose the cheaper option, do it!
Cooking meals with similar ingredients save time and money. This is why pre-shop planning is always a good idea.
MAKE THE MARKETS
Heading to the local markets is always a good time for the family and a great place to buy fresh fruit and veg in bulk.
FEEL THE FREEZE
Food prep and freeze, again you can save time and money by making things in bulk.
If you want to go that extra mile, checking what each supermarket has on special first can save you that extra cash. Buying certain foods from certain places might take a little extra time but at the end of the week, you will have that extra money.