How to make the most of your trip to the grocery store

We have some tips to save you money when you shop

A trip to the grocery store feels like a mugging because of inflation.

A trip to the grocery store feels like a mugging because of inflation.

There’s no such thing as a quick and easy run through the grocery store anymore.

So, how do you help yourself? Take a step back, slow down and get serious.



Tips to save money at the grocery store

  1. Shop at a grocery store close to home. Don’t drive miles to save pennies.
  2. Plan your trip in advance: This means planning meals for the week, or even two weeks. Make a list and follow it. No impulse buying unless it’s a great deal.
  3. Shop the sales flyers and comparison shop other stores. You’re especially looking for good deals on protein and things you can freeze.
  4. Use proteins that go a long way: Beans, legumes, eggs, unflavored Greek yogurt.
  5. Keep staples handy: Eggs, milk, cheese, frozen vegetables, whole grain pastas, cereal. You can whip up creative meals with leftovers using these.
  6. Sample store brands of items you use often. Often times they are the same item as a brand name, sometimes they’re not very good. Test them out.

Below are some links that can help you learn how to save money:


About the Author:

Rod Meloni is an Emmy Award-winning Business Editor on Local 4 News and a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional.