Tips and Tricks to Cheaper Grocery Shopping

Grocery store shopping doesn't have to break your budget each month.

Grocery store shopping doesn’t have to break your budget each month.

Just as your shopping cart always seems to fill up quickly, your grocery bill also always add up quickly each time you visit the store. Whether you are shopping for one or for your family of five, the final price of your grocery bill always seems to be higher than you expected.

First Security State Bank wants to help you stick to your budget and save money on your monthly grocery expenses. Consider these money-saving tips and tricks the next time you head to the grocery store:

  • Make a List: Prepare a list of food items that you need before you head to the grocery store. Then you will be less inclined to buy anything that is not on your list, which helps you stick to your budget.
  • Check for Store Savings: Look for the store’s sale flyer to find coupons and discounts. They often contain cut-out coupons and highlight store sales to help you tailor your grocery list to buy on-sale or cheaper items.
  • Eat Before the Store: When you are hungry, it is easy to find something appetizing in each grocery aisle you walk through. This may tempt you to buy more or unnecessary food items. Make sure you eat a satisfying meal or snack before you head to the store to prevent you from making these extra purchases.
  • Buy Store Brands: Many times, the store brand product is very similar to the name brand product in quality but is a lot more affordable in price. Buying store brand can knock off a big portion of your final grocery bill.
  • Join the Store’s Loyalty Program: If you do all of your grocery shopping in the same store, consider joining their loyalty program (if they have one). Many loyalty programs send out additional information on store sales and can offer special discounts on more of their products.

With these tips and tricks, grocery shopping doesn’t have to break your budget each month. Contact First Security State Bank for more information on budgeting or to get started with a savings account today.