Saving money while creating a grocery list is important to us all! But, saving money while grocery shopping for a family can get confusing and overwhelming when it comes to using coupons, price matching and organizing it all!
Here’s 4 Money Saving Tips for Grocery Shopping that can help save you time, money and keep your sanity!
4 Simple Money Saving Tips
1. Create A Meal Plan
One way to take all the confusion out of saving money each week is to create a Meal Plan around the food items you already have in your pantry and fridge and to buy items on sale at your local grocery store. Creating a Meal Plan isn’t hard when you know-how. Check out my recent post that explains it all – 7 Easy Tips To Create A Meal Plan
2. Inventory Your Kitchen
Always do a quick check of your pantry, fridge and freezer to see what you have on hand. Making an inventory of what you do have is important so that you don’t pick up extra items at that store that you don’t need and to ensure you’re not wasting money or that extra food will go bad before you can use it.
3. Plan Your Meals Around What You Already Have On Hand
Once you’ve done an inventory – create your week’s meals from what you already have on hand. If you know you have chicken breasts, salad and potatoes – there’s a meal! If you have a chuck roast and buttered noodles – grab some veggies to add to your roast for pot roast -there’s another meal! If you have oatmeal – grab some nuts and maple syrup to go on top for breakfast one day. See how this works? You may have to be creative, but you can create meals from what you have and by grabbing a few things to add to it to make a meal plan each week!
4. Order Groceries Online
One of the best ways to save money is to shop online for your groceries and pick them up! Walmart now offers online shopping that you can shop right on your desktop or phone. No more dragging the kids in the door in bad weather and impulse buys! Use Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service from the very beginning and never worry about an in-store meltdown again! With Online Grocery Pickup, you order your groceries online and a personal shopper loads everything directly into your car when you get to your Walmart store. You – and most importantly your children – don’t even have to get out of the car. And you’ll save money! Save $10 off your first order with coupon code WOWFRESH!