Are you tired of spending too much money on groceries every week? If so, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to save money.
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1. Check Labels
When food shopping, don’t just assume that the most expensive item is always the best value for money. Sometimes products are more expensive not because of their quality but because they have been heavily marketed or advertised or contain extra fillers and less active ingredients. So make sure you check the labels carefully before you buy.
2. Buy in Bulk
Buying your food in bulk is not just for big families or people living with their partner, it can really benefit any household that cooks meals at home regularly. Buying meat and fish in bulk will save you money because when items are cut into smaller portions they can often go to waste. But if they are left whole you can freeze them and defrost when needed without the food going off.
3. Shop with a List
This may seem obvious, but a lot of us find ourselves in the shop buying extra treats that we don’t need just because they looked nice or were on offer. So to avoid this next time you go food shopping only shop with a list and stick to it.
4. Know What You Have In Your Cupboards/Fridge
When you know what you have at home, you will not be as tempted to buy more things on your weekly shop. So try and plan out your meals for the next week or two so that you are not buying any extra ingredients.
5. Use Discount Vouchers
Using vouchers or promo codes can be a great way to save money on your weekly food shop. There are many websites that offer voucher codes for popular shops, brands and supermarkets online such as Groupon and MyVoucherCodes. You can find great savings and discounts on all sorts of items from clothing and travel to food and entertainment.