First, it’s important to only buy what you need. We know that sounds obvious, but how many times have you had to empty the vegetable drawer at the end of the month, throwing away those yellowing heads of broccoli and all those gone off potatoes covered in hundreds of eyes? Instead, a little forward planning can help you cut down on waste and save money in the process. All you need to do is work out a simple menu plan for the week then shop accordingly. You can even make it even easier by using Tesco discounts to pick up everything you need.
Of course, we all love to shop local and organic whenever we can, but these items add a huge premium to your grocery bill. Rather than buying the organic brands from your local supermarket, why not look into ordering a fruit and vegetable box instead. They often work out far cheaper than buying the equivalent products at the supermarket, and support local farmers and producers too. Not only will it save you money, it’s also a great way to make sure you’re getting lots of fresh, healthy and seasonal fruit and vegetables into your diet.
Another way to save money on your grocery bills is by looking at your shopping list and seeing what you might be able to make from scratch. Why buy stock cubes, for example, when you can make it from the leftovers of your Sunday roast and keep it frozen in the freezer until it’s needed? Similarly, instead of buying expensive staples like frozen pizzas you can just make sure you’ve got plenty of flour in for making your own. It works out a fraction of the price, and is super easy and fun for the kids too. Or why not make your own jams and chutneys? It costs much less and tastes loads better too!
One of the biggest traps we fall into when grocery shopping in the supermarket is to get tempted by all the shiny special offers and promoted new products. Suddenly, a quick dash to pick up essentials has turned into an eye-wateringly expensive bill. You can avoid all that temptation by shopping online with stores with Ocado voucher codes. Simply log in and enter the details of all the products you want to buy, and their friendly drivers will deliver your order direct to your door – with no expensive extras!
To encourage you to save more on your weekly grocery shop, why not put the pennies you save into a special jar? At the end of the month, look through what you’ve saved and treat the family to something special. Whether it’s a meal out or a day trip somewhere nice, it will inspire you to take more steps to save on your groceries every week.