Save Money On Groceries!
Need to save on your grocery bill? Each week I’m sharing one simple tip that you can implement to start saving on your grocery bill right away.
Many of the tips will be familiar, but if you take the Save Money on Groceries Challenge with us, you will actually take the steps each week instead of just filing them in the “I should do that” file. 🙂
This week’s tip is to make a weekly meal plan. If you have been following The Peaceful Mom very long, then you know that one of the primary ways that I save on groceries each week is having a written weekly meal plan for EVERY meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
If you have never made a meal plan before, try starting with 5 dinner meals for the week, leaving one night to eat out and one night for leftovers. If you already make a general meal plan, you can save even more by basing your meals on the weekly sales at your local grocery store.
Why It Works:
Making a weekly menu plan enables you to make a detailed grocery list because you know exactly what you need for each meal. Having that detailed list allows you to shop once weekly and avoid those “quick” trips to the store to pick up an item you forgot. (We all know those end up being costly!)
You can also plan budget-friendly meals to take advantage of sales, which means you pay less for the meals you are eating.
How To Make a Menu (tutorial with easy step-by-step instructions!)
For more ideas to save money on groceries, check out my ebook Save More–Clip Less: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half Without Extreme Couponing.
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