I don’t always have the time to go grocery shopping, clip coupons, or make elaborate meal plans weeks in advance. Between juggling work, kids, homework, and everything else, I often feel defeated and exhausted. Luckily, I can check one thing off my list and reduce some stress by shopping online.
Here are my top favorite tips for saving money and shopping for groceries online.
- Buy items on sale or in bulk
Purchasing items while they are on sale will help you cut your grocery bill, especially if it’s something that you purchase often and can stock up while it’s on sale. Don’t be afraid to look at bulk pricing as well. Often times, I purchase my beans, rice, juices, and veggies in bulk. This will help save money in the long run and prevent less trips for the same item over and over.
- Find discounts!
The world of online grocery shopping is sprouting so many companies are offering discounts to new users and promo codes for sales. Check out DealsCosmos for Coupons & Deals. Check those cashback apps to score a few good deals. Don’t forget to check with your bank as well. Our mobile banking app has a section where they offer deals to certain stores/deals and we get cashback through those as well. You’ll be surprised what you can save on- You just have to know where to look!
- Try The Store brand
This is one of my favorite tips because I love trying new things! Store brand products often deliver the same great result at a fraction of the cost. Sure, you might come across 1 or two that you aren’t crazy about, but you have the potential to fall in love with millions and save tons in the process.
- Know what you have on hand
Knowing what you have on hand will save money in quite a few ways. It helps prevent waste and helps you spend less on items that you don’t need. Each week, I go through my pantry and check to see what I have on hand. Often times I’m only missing 1 or 2 ingredients for a recipe and I can order those. Sometimes, I find that I have all the items I need for a recipe or two, which helps cut grocery costs that week.
- Add to your grocery list as you go
I find this tip quite helpful because I spend less time trying to figure out what we need and more time getting things done. When I notice that I’m running low on a staple I immediately add it to my cart in my grocery app. This helps save time when planning a menu, making a grocery list, and it helps prevent those random trips to the store because I forgot to add sugar or milk to the list.