Easy Ways to Save Money Groceries – Learn How To Save On Groceries

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Easy Ways to Save Money Groceries

Would you like to save money on groceries?

Saving money on groceries doesn’t have to be difficult.  Here are some easy ways to save BIG on your groceries in under an hour a week.  You realistically can save 50% off your groceries by following theses easy savings strategies.


1. Sensibly Stockpile – When items are on sale buy enough to last for about a month. (unless perishable)   This enables you to never pay full price. This is a change in mindset for more people but you will see a HUGE impact on your grocery bill with this small change in shopping habits.


This tip works especially well for meats.  You can freeze your sale priced meat and use it for meals throughout the month and you won’t have to buy any at full price! Meats not on sale can cost $3 or more a pound than sale meats. If you want to really stock up, I love Zaycon foods.  I buy boneless skinless chicken breast from them at stock up prices. Plus this chicken is 100% natural with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients.


2. Easily Find Weekly Sale Prices and Coupons That Will Save Even More – Use the Favado Smart Phone App and Weekly Store Sale Lists /Coupon Matchups on EverydaySavvy.com to help you find coupons and determine which items are on sale this week at the grocery store. The app will even alert you went your favorites are on sale and you can search across grocery stores for the best price on items you need. Items marked with a star are the best deals on the week.


Favado Grocery Savings App


3. Meal Plan Around Items in Your Stockpile and What is on Sale.  Did you find a great price on chicken? Be sure to  plan some chicken meals.  Did you get  5 boxes of almost free pasta last week?  You will need to plan some meals with pasta.  This strategy is especially true for produce since you can not stockpile because of spoiling. Be sure to look at produce on sale and use this in your meal plan.  Another great positive of a meal plan is that you will be sure to use the groceries you buy and not let them go to waste.  Meal planning is one of the easiest ways to save money on groceries plus save on the stress of coming up with dinner ideas each day!


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4. Use Less Meat & Other Higher Priced Ingredients –  Consider a few meals in a week without meat. This will save you money. Also when you have meals with meat consider proper portions sizes. It will help your meat go farther. When I buy large boneless skinless chicken breast, I cut it into thirds and each person gets just a  one third portion.


5. Shop at Value Grocery Stores like Aldi – Aldi has great everyday prices on basics like milk, eggs and spices. They also have great produce specials each week. Here are some of the reasons I love to shop at Aldi and you should too. 


6. Limit  Brand Loyalty – Name-brand items tend to be more expensive unless you have a great coupon. Be sure to consider house brands and other name brands.  These are usually placed on lower or higher shelves. So be sure to look up and down when grocery shopping. The most expensive items are right at eye level.


7. Check Unit Price – Most people think that if they buy the larger item that they are getting a better deal. This is often not the case. Be sure to always check the unit price when shopping.


8. Avoid Buying Prepared and Packaged Goods – You are almost always going to pay more when the store does the work for you. Wash and cut your own veggies and you can save.

9.  Search Grocery Coupon Database – Wondering if one of the products you need has coupon?  Use our grocery  coupon database to check for  coupons for all the items on your list. Spending just  a few minutes using the database to search for coupon can help a bunch. Be sure to bookmark the grocery coupon database and check it each time before shop. You can search for a brand name or just a general item like cereal or mustard.

You can grab coupons, free samples and recipes from Betty Crocker and Pillsbury here. 


10.  Use Smart Phone Apps and Digital coupons – You can save even more by using smart phone apps and digital coupons. Two of my favorites are Checkout 51 (no smartphone required) and Ibotta. Each often have rebates on milk and produce!!! You also can get digital coupons for your favorite store. Locally, Kroger has digital coupons and Meijer offers the Mperks program. I also love to save at Target  with Cartwheel and text coupons.


The most important thing to remember when using all these tips is to Make a Plan and Stick to It! 


Grocery stores use all kind of marketing tricks to try and get you to spend more. Be sure to do your research with the Favado Smart Phone App Weekly Store Sale Lists/Coupon Matchups  and  grocery coupon database to make a great list.


If you use this grocery list along with a meal plan, you can save 50% or more or groceries. You will be amazed at how much you can save in under an hour a week.


Looking for more tips on how to save money on groceries?  Check out our grocery saving video series here.


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  1. says

    Love the Favado app. I definitely need to check out the others that you mention. When we’re having meat or cooking with meat, I do that too with portions. It’s amazing how far you can stretch just 1 chicken breast.:) And I so agree with you about cutting up your own veggies. I almost feel like it’s healthier to do your own too. These are great tips, Melissa!

    • Melissa says

      Glad you enjoyed the post! Saving money at the grocery store doesn’t have to be hard. I love when people realize that just by changing a little bit about the way they shop and meal plan that they can save big money!

  2. says

    These are great tips! Checking the sale flyers before I plan the menu for the week is a great way to spend less for our family. I also love Checkout 51 app.

  3. Lacy says

    These are all fantastic tips, but I would add a warning about shopping from your stockpile. A lot of people buy mostly their pricier ingredients in bulk (meat, cheese, etc) to get a good deal and stick it in the freezer. It’s a smart move, but if you then center your meals around your stockpiled items…you could be automatically meal planning around your most expensive stuff, instead of starting with lentils or something that you don’t stockpile because they’re so cheap anyway.

    • Melissa says

      That is a good tip. When meal planning is is always important to look at the price of ingredients.

  4. says

    I totally agree. Many people know that buying in bulk saves money, but that’s not always the case. I have saved money by buying a regular priced item in the small version, rather than a larger sized item on SALE! It’s a total trick and not the Halloween kind! lol. Thank you for linking up at Frugal Friday. :)

  5. Brooke says

    Adding shredded carrots to ground beef or turkey when making meatballs, meatloaf, or burgers will extend your meat further and you can make more servings out of it. It’s also a great way to sneak in extra veggies!

  6. says

    Great budget tips. I’m always looking for ways to save. Tricky with picky pre-teens but doable. I hope to be better at planning out meals in advance. That will definitely help save on wasting food.
    Katy x

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