Don’t Go on an Empty Stomach
Shopping on an empty stomach is always a bad idea. You’ll end up overpaying and buying things you won’t really eat later on. Make sure you eat a full meal before you head to the grocery store and always avoid overfilling your cart with different impulse buys that you really don’t need.
Compare! Compare! Compare!
Forget the price on the sticker. If you’re trying to get the best value out of your shopping spree you’re going to need to compare the price per ounce or price per item. Usually, that’s calculated for you on the shelf’s sticker. You’ll often save more money when you buy more instead of buying just one at a time.
Find the Clearance
That’s right, even grocery stores have a clearance section, and maybe more than one. You can find incredibly good deals on baked goods that are about to expire, food items with damaged packages, or even veggies that customers bagged and then left behind. A lot of the times the prices will be marked down as much as half off.
Grocery store shopping can be tedious, but if you do it right you’ll end up saving a ton of cash.