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Save Money on Groceries with These 10 Tricks!

by Graeme Sime myHomeBody Staff |


Hey there, homebodies, do you ever find it tough to make ends meet when it comes to providing good food for your family while staying within your budget? Well, we’re here to bring some good news - you don't have to break your grocery budget to afford quality groceries! There are many grocery-saving tips that you can use in order to reduce the cost of food. In this blog post, we've compiled a list of 10 grocery-saving tricks that will help you save money and keep your grocery bill low!

Don't go grocery shopping when you are hungry

Grocery shopping when you are hungry makes it much more likely that you will buy things on impulse or get the wrong kind of food. It is better to eat something beforehand so that you have some self-control before going grocery shopping. This one makes a big difference for me!


two plates of classic breakfast food

Purchase grocery items in bulk 

Buying grocery items in large quantities may seem daunting at first, but if you plan out what you need and buy a certain amount of that item each time, it can save money! You can then separate bulk items into portions and store for future use. 

grains, pasta, nuts in big bags

Consider grocery shopping with a grocery list instead of browsing 

This was another game-changer for me personally - it will help you focus on the items that are actually needed and not spend more money than necessary. 

couple looking at shopping list in the produce section

Use grocery store apps to save money 

Try to be aware of what groceries have deals going on at your grocery store! 

Grocery stores often have mobile grocery shopping or grocery savings app features that can help grocery shoppers find deals, coupons, and more! 

30% off on mobile app

Consider buying store-brand items instead of name-brand items 

Store brands are often much less expensive than name brands, saving grocery shoppers a lot of money. Plus, grocery stores often offer coupons for their own store brand items to save even more!

A couple comparing two different coffee brands

Use grocery store savings cards to save money 

This is a great way for grocery shoppers to get discounts on items at their grocery store as well as in the grocery store where they cash out with rewards points or coupons!

handing membership card to the cashier

Buy foods that are in season

Save money by buying foods in season. They will likely be less expensive as they are in greater quantity, as well as fresher, more nutritious and more flavorful than produce that’s been trekking across the country!

fruits and vegetables in the market

Check grocery store flyers for deals

Grocery stores often put up grocery coupons and sales on certain items in their weekly or monthly grocery flyer so it's important to check yours before grocery shopping! 


coupon cut-outs in folder

Take advantage of the "buy one get one free" sale at grocery stores 

This is a great way to grocery shop because you can save money on items that are usually more expensive, like meat. 

man holding two bags of fire wood

Go grocery shopping at night for discounted prices

Grocery shopping at night when stores are stocking shelves and prices might be reduced. The produce and meat section is often discounted at night. 


woman is happy to have a lot of food

We hope these tips help you save money on your next trip to the grocery store. If you want even more great advice on cutting costs when it comes to groceries, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter! Until next time homebodies, stay fresh!

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