RESOURCES: How to save on your grocery bill
Show of hands – who loves grocery shopping? Even perfectly healthy people hate it, so yeah, us chronic illness warriors are generally not fans of slogging through stores every couple of days. Now, if you’ve been following this blog, you know there are many ways to limit those trips (let’s hear it for Prime Pantry and Subscribe n Save!), or at least, to have a smaller amount to buy.
1. Make a List
2. Focus on Sale Items
3. Get a Rain Check
4. Research First, Then Plan Meals
Then, again, if you follow my blog you know about the wonder of make ahead/freezer meals. If not, check out this blog post and this one. I also have an entire Pinterest board devoted to make ahead/freezer meals: https://www.pinterest.com/booksbycasscarr/make-ahead-freezer-meals/
5. Don’t Shop Hungry
6. Sale = Stock Up
Find out what day your supermarket marks down their meat, since that will probably be one of your biggest expenses. Mine does on Thursday, so I try to go on Thursdays when I’m getting low on meat. Right now my freezer is stuffed with meat since there were so many great deals at Wegmans the last time I visited. Guess who’s making freezer meals tomorrow?
7. Purchase Store Brands
8. Plan on Leftovers
9. Look for Manager Specials
10. Don’t Forget Your Rewards Card
And a bonus…coupons and couponing apps! I’ll do a whole blog post about my favorites soon, but for now, here’s a list of the ones I use most often:
Kellogg’s Family Rewards