How to Save Money on Your Food Bill: 15 Tips to Try Without Getting Extreme!
If you hate to clip coupons but still need to spend less on groceries, I will share some of my money saving tips with you. I am not an “extreme coupon user,” but I have found many time and money saving ways to lower your food bill. In order to save the most money, you will need to clip some coupons in addition to trying some of the other tricks and tips shared here.
Cutting down on your grocery bill can be done, but there is not a “one size fits all solution.”
The average family spends about $7,000 a year on food and groceries and the cost continues to rapidly rise! How much do you spend? Take a few minutes to tally this up and you will be extremely motivated to try some new money-saving strategies! A casual coupon clipper can save $1,000 a year, while an organized one can save so much more. What would you do with a few thousand extra?
Here are 15 ideas. Try them and see which ones work best for you and keep chipping away at that grocery bill.
1. Make a meal plan for the week based upon what is going to be on sale at your grocery store. If you only do this step, you will save money! Look at your grocery store flyer each week and buy what is on sale. Plan one or two nights where you cook once and eat twice. You can cook a chicken or a roast and make two meals out of it. Pasta dishes are excellent dollar stretchers. Try going meatless one night a week.
2. Cook from your pantry and plan one or two meals a week with just the items you have on hand.