When I was younger and really had no other responsibilities, I would buy whatever! I can’t tell you how much food I wasted. Or what really happened, I overate. I look back and really wish I never wasted so much money on food as I did. I’m going to share some of them tips to help with saving money on groceries.
I feel like a lot of people spend way too much money on food. You have four types of grocery shoppers.
- Buys whatever
- Buys what they need daily
- Crazy coupon lady
- Plans a menu and makes a shopping list
I can tell you I have been in every single one of these categories.
You get where you are busy running errands and working that you don’t give yourself time to make a plan. You run to the store after work or on your lunch break and buy what you want. If you didn’t use all the ingredients then you throw them away.
I once was a crazy coupon lady! When I had my first baby and I didn’t go back to work so I had to find a way to save money (plus I needed a hobby). I went totally crazy with it. I ran from store to store trying to find the best deals. IT TOOK A LOT OF TIME!!
Now I quickly plan a menu by looking at the ads. I try to make something that is on sale. I take a peek at my Sunday coupons and check my Ibotta and I make my list. Some stores have digital coupons and I will check those out as well. This takes me no longer than 30 minutes. So worth the time.
I would love to know what kind of grocery shopper you are. Let me know if you have any other tips to share. Have a great weekend:) Love ya, Mary xoxox
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