groceries and piggy bank

It seems like $20 just doesn’t go as far as it used to. Nowhere is this truer than at the grocery store. While food, beverages, cleaning supplies, and other household essentials get more expensive, your weekly budget stays the same. Something has to change! If you’re feeling the pressure to cut down on what you spend at the grocery store, here are a few easy ways to do so:

Make a list- and stick to it!

It’s always a good idea to know exactly what you’re going in for. Walk-in with a shopping list already made and don’t waiver from it. Just a little bit of planning cuts down on impulse buys as well as purchasing something you already have at home.

Use your credit card for the purchase

If you’re not using a rewards credit card for everyday purchases, you’re missing out on free money! With many cards, you’ll earn an unlimited 1% cashback on all your purchases. Plus, if you spend a certain amount in your first few months of opening the card (like on groceries!), you’ll pocket an extra cash bonus. Some cards also offer extra cash-back on select rotating categories, and some months the category is groceries. Of course make sure that the card is paid off at the end of each billing period so you don’t rack up interest.

Always look at the unit price

Take your time at the store and really crunch the numbers. A cheaper item, say a box of cereal or bottle of laundry detergent, that has much less in it than a more expensive, but bigger item next to it isn’t actually the best deal. 

By incorporating one, two, or all of these tips into your next grocery store run, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much you can save. Of course, if you cut money from other areas of your budget, you wouldn’t need to be so tight at the store. Look into switching your car insurance to a less expensive option that still covers all of your needs! When you have a more affordable car insurance policy, you will have more money to spend at the grocery store or on anything else you’d like to put more funds to. Pronto Insurance can help make this possible!