Happy Monday, friends!
Today I'm sharing a little more about how I'm saving big bucks when I go shopping for groceries.
Now this is something that's taken me a while to figure out if it's really worth my while, but I feel super confident that this is a strategy I'll stick with for the long run because the benefits have been sooo good!
Wanna know how I save money on groceries each week? Keep reading ;)
(1) SMARTPHONE APPS
Those smartphone apps are more than just a way to pass the time crushing candy or messaging your Facebook friends. Apps can be a huge money saver! The key is to regularly use apps from stores you normally shop at. My personal go-to's are:
(2) WEEKLY ADS
Whether you access weekly ads electronically or go with good ol' paper ads, these weeklies can help you shave a few dollars here and there. I find the most effective way to use the weekly ads is to focus in on the areas/aisles you already need to buy from (example: produce, meat, dairy, etc.) so that you can find sale items to incorporate into your weekly meal plan.
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(3) COUPONS IN THE MAIL
Depending on where you live, you may get coupons in your mail during the week or in the Sunday paper, but the key is, again, to clip only the coupons of products you'll actually use. (Don't be fooled by new, trendy stuff.)
By combining mobile app savings, the weekly ad, and coupons, I've been able to save a significant amount on groceries. Adulting is hard enough, but with these strategies I'm able to build up my savings account and have more room for the fun stuff that really matters :)
We'd love to know your secrets on saving. Tell us in the comments below or tag us at @themealplanningmethod!