Trying to save money on groceries?
As moms, we are always looking for ways to save money on grocery shopping while making sure that our family eats healthy meals. Today we are sharing our top mom hacks to save money on groceries in 2020!
Next time you are planning on going grocery shopping, give these mom hacks a try and save time as well as money .
mom hacks to save money on groceries and eat healthy
Meal planning is a great way to ensure that you and your family maintain healthy eating habits and keep to a budget.
Meal planning is deciding up front, what you’ll eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the week. First, start with what you already have in the fridge, freezer and pantry. Look at recipes, go through your store's sales ad and put together a meal plan where you can also use the items you already have!
Meal planning is a game changer when it comes to saving money on groceries and you'll never go back to those days of wandering through the aisles trying to decide what you need to buy.
2.go shopping less often
How often do you go to the grocery store? Could you get by making fewer grocery store trips?
Remember the meal plan we were talking about? So instead of once a week meal planning, trying doing a 2 week meal plan, if it's financially possible. You'll be surprised by how much you save.
3.buy items in season
Eating produce that's in season not only benefits your health but your wallet as well.
When you buy what's in season, you buy food that's at the peak of its supply, and hence the prices are less. When meal planning, incorporate seasonal produce into your rotation, so you save money on your grocery bill.
4.Stick to a shopping list
A smart rule when it comes to grocery shopping, is to never go to a the grocery store without a shopping list. If you don't have a shopping list with you, you'll end up buying things you don't need and forgetting grocery items that are needed.
5.BUY IN BULK
You'll be able to save as much as 40% on certain food items, if you purchase them in bulk. Meat is usually the most expensive grocery item in your meal, so this is a great area to do some bulk shopping.
6.MAKe FREEZER MEALS
If you are serious about saving money on groceries, do consider making freezer meals. Freezer cooking is simply making and freezing meals, or freezing prepped ingredients for a meal.
There are several ways you'll save money if you give freezer meals a try. You can save money on groceries by buying items such as meat in bulk. Having meals in the freezer also means you don’t have to spend money last minute ordering take-out.
7. visit the farmer market
Visit the farmers market in your town to find produce that are in season. With so multiple vendors selling the same produce at its peak season, you'll be able to save money.
8.SHOP AT DISCOUNT STORES
While there is so much convenience when shopping at your local supermarket, look for discount stores where you can find a great value.
For example, Aldi earns the top spot in value. They carry a smaller selection of products and features private-label options at lower-than-average cost. So look for Aldi or other discount stores in town to save money on groceries.
9.hit multiple stores
Save money on your grocery bill by learning what are the best deals for your area and picking a few stores to shop at each week.
10.Eat before you go
Always eat a good meal before visiting the grocery store. It will reduce the impulse buys and help save you a lot of money on the grocery bill.
A mom hack we love? Use cash or your debit card when grocery shopping. You'll be laser focused on your grocery budget and shopping list, versus impulse shopping.
12.DOWNLOAD THE Ibotta APP
You can save hundreds of dollars by downloading the IBOTTA app with electronic coupons, that gives you cash back on groceries. It's so simple to use. Just submit a pic of your receipt and earn credit for certain purchases.
13. SIGN UP FOR Rewards Programs
14. consider buying generic
When grocery shopping ,choose generic products and save money on your grocery bill. The truth is, most often you can't really tell the difference between brand names and generic.
15.include some cheaper meals in your MEAL PLAN
When planning your meals for the week or biweekly, include meals that don't cost a lot of money to make such as pastas and tacos.
16.Have A Meatless Monday
Would you consider having a meatless Monday? Going meatless will help you live a healthier life and also save money, since meat is the most expensive item in your meal.
17.Grab A Rotisserie
For many stores such as Costco, a rotisserie chicken at a bargain, is the way to get you in the store. In most grocery stores, the average whole, raw chicken is actually more expensive than a rotisserie. So grab a rotisserie chicken, get 2 or 3 meals out of it and save money on groceries.
18.stop buying bottled wateR
Get a filter, get a filtered pitcher but forget getting bottled water. You'll save the planet and money!
Buy your groceries online and have them delivered to your door step or go pick it up. There's so many reasons why this is one of our favorite mom hacks. You don't have to drag your little ones to the grocery, get exposed to germs, especially during the flu season and there's no impulse buying. Sure, you'll end up paying about $5 extra dollars but it's worth it!