WESTERN NEW YORK – Shopping at the grocery store can take a big bite out of your paycheck; but there are some small and simple steps shoppers can make now that can save shoppers money.
The USDA says a family of four spends on average roughly $875 to $1,045 a month at the grocery store.
So how can you save a little green while shopping for your veggies? Step one: plan.
Experts say look at your pantry and freezer to see what you already have and use it.
Then buy what you need. Try to only shop once a week.
That way you can lower impulse buys and save gas.
Step two: shop around. Find out if milk is cheaper at one store and buy it there.
Also, look at the store’s ads and plan your meals around the deals.
Step three: consider coupons. Try coupons.com or redplum.com.
Use the Snipsnap App to organize your coupons or download Checkout 51 to get rebates for things you’ve already bought.
Just a few simple ways to fatten you wallet, while buying the food you need.