Families usually spend a lot of their monthly budget on groceries, while most could actually save a lot of money on this. Here we will give you 5 tips you can use to save money on your groceries!
- Check the supermarket prices
Choose the cheapest (or at least a cheaper) supermarket; in the Netherlands for example, Albert Heijn is more expensive to shop at than the Lidl and although the Lidl doesn’t always look as nice, that doesn’t mean that their products are less tasty. Find the supermarket that has the best prices on average. Most supermarkets claim to be the cheapest, but I would recommend you to do your own research.
- Buy the house brand
Buy the house brand instead of the A brand. Or at least try if you like the product of the house brand, it could save you a lot of money. We also prefer some A brands over house brands, but we recommend you try. Some products will surprise you and can even taste better than the A brand.
- Don’t shop while you’re hungry
Go to the store when you are feeling good, don’t go when you feel stressed or hungry. If you go while hungry you’ll buy a lot more groceries than you need. You will be tempted to buy those cookies or that chocolate bar. If you are stressed or time is limited you can’t take your time to compare products and prices and you might forget to buy some groceries. Then you have to go back another time to get the remaining products.
- Make a list
Make a list of what you need before going to the supermarket. This will prevent you from buying unnecessary items and it gives you a chance to check the flyer of the supermarket and buy some items on sale.
- Limit you’re visits
Go to the supermarket only once or twice a week. You will save both money and time compared to going to the supermarket on a daily base. Usually people buy more when they go to the supermarket more often because they spend more time on all of the temptations that you’ll have to pass within it. By going half the number of times you’ll have to pass whatever can tempt you only half as often!
If you are interested in more ways to save money on groceries, check out our article about Too Good To go.