How to Save Money on Groceries

Oh grocery budget. How we abuse you so. I don’t know about you, but for my wife and I, the single hardest line item in our budget to stick to is groceries!

So how do you save money on groceries? Good question. I’m writing this article as much for me as I am for you – it’s a constant battle that we have to fight.

– Don’t go shopping without a list – Know what you’re going to buy before you’re in the store – The less trips the better

Plan Ahead and Make a List

Here’s a little secret. Ok, it’s not really a secret, you just have to notice the pattern. Meat goes on sale ALL THE TIME.

Shop Rotating Sales and Use the Freezer

While we do try out new recipes every once in awhile, for the most part  we have a stable of 10-15 meals we go back to over and over with slight  variations.

Meal Plan, Meal Plan, Meal Plan

If you don’t have an Aldi near you, shopping at other discount stores is  a good option too. Compare prices at Costco, Sams, even Walmart.

Shop at Aldi (or Other Discount Stores)

For any staples in your grocery shopping, try to buy in bulk when you can. Rice and beans are a good example.

Save Money on Groceries by Buying in Bulk

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