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Want to start saving money on your groceries? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s a round up of all my best posts for cutting down your food bill.
Saving money on groceries is definitely one of my strong points. In fact, it’s probably strongest point. You name a food and I can tell you way to find it for less. You name a supermarket and I can tell you ways to save there. I love spending less on food.
Where to start
If your looking for ways to start saving money on your groceries then the following posts are for you;
I spent the whole of 2016 spending just £50 a month on my groceries and have continued that budget into 2017 as well. Yes, it is a challenge and occasionally we do overspend but it has made us so much more aware of our spending. We account for every single item we pick up and put in our trolley or basket.
There is also my post 17 tips to reduce your groceries spending in 2017 full of simple hints and tips for getting your spending down. I have also created an updated version for this year – 18 NEW tips for saving on your groceries in 2018.
This year has seen food costs continue to increase due to severe weather conditions throughout the year – from the big freeze and several inches of snow in March to the scorching temperatures of June and July so I have written a post detailing how you can beat rising food costs
One of the biggest ways I save on my weekly shop is by buying food that has been reduced as it is short dated. There are so many more benefits to this besides just saving money. There are a lot of misconceptions around buying reduced food and aim to dispel some of them in this post.
Coupons & Apps
Another great way to save on your groceries is using coupons. You can find my beginners guide to being a crazy coupon lady (or man) here.There are also a multitude of phone apps that can save you money. The best bit is the all regularly have offers that allow you to pick up items completely FREE. Try these apps to save hundreds on your grocery bills each year.
Using some of the above apps I was actually able to make a lovely Christmas Hamper for under £3.
I have also written a post on doing a targeted coupon shop – this is where I go shopping and only buy food either using coupons or that have cashback on them. I find this is a great way to not get muddled with my main shopping as I’m buying a lot fewer items. Don’t forget to check your junkmail for lots of coupons of discounts – you couldbe throwing away free money!
If you are looking to save at specific supermarket then these are the posts for you:
A little while ago I wrote a guest post for the lovely Kelly over at ReducedGrub.com. If you feel that spending less will mean less luxuries think again. This post covers how to save on posh ice cream, fancy chocolate and one of my favourite treats, Krispy Kreme Donuts. I also recommended checking out her comprehensive list of supermarket reduction times
There’s no point saving money on food if your not going to love your leftovers! Try these recipes that you can make using Sunday lunch leftovers chucked into the slow cooker on a Monday morning.
Christmas can be a time for over-indulgence and over buying food. Here are over 40 Recipes for using up Christmas Leftovers so you don’t end up wasting any money.
If you’re worried about eating takeaway leftovers the next day check out this post on how to store them correctly so they are safe to eat.
I have written this post all about saving money on groceries when you are vegan, which includes top tips for getting Vegan chocolate for less. I also have a post all about ways to save when you have a food intolerance.
If you’re currently following the Slimming World diet then I have this post full of ways to save on Slimming World Specific Foods, such as Frylight.
Christmas can be a really expensive time of year, no matter how hard you’ve planned or saved towards. These are my post for getting all those Christmas goodies for much less Money
I hope these tips help you to start saving money on your groceries.