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Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Groceries seem to be one of the only monthly expenses that can be variable. So food shopping is naturally the first place to start when you’re looking to save a little money. As part 3 of the Simplifying Dinnertime Series, this post is all about grocery shopping on a budget. Because reducing the stress of dinnertime begins with not feeling stressed about overpaying for food.

Below are 7 actionable tips that you can put into place today to help you save a few precious dollars on food costs.

Do you find yourself overpaying for groceries? Food is expensive, and it's so easy to overspend at the grocery store. But it is totally possible to do your grocery shopping on a budget and still eat well! Use this free printable pricing cheatsheet along with my 7 actionable tips for food shopping on a tight budget. You can implement these simple tips today to start saving money on your grocery bill!

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If you checked out parts 1 & 2 of this series, then you’ve already got a start on building your meal plan and grocery lists. Once you’ve filled in the rest of your grocery list with the other items you’ll need for the week, you’re ready to head to the store.

Besides only purchasing items that are on sale, there are even more ways to ensure that you’re paying the cheapest price for your food.

(If you missed some posts in the series, no worries! I combined all the printables into one fun bundle that you can download here.)

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How to Easily Save Money on Groceries

Frugal Mom: Learn my simple system for saving 28% on your grocery bill!

I don’t shop at multiple stores.  I don’t spend hours searching for the best deal.  I don’t always spend time price-matching.  I’m a busy mom, I don’t have time for all that.  It takes me less than 1 hour a week to save 28% on my groceries.  You can totally start using the same system today. Learning how to save money on groceries does not need to be complicated or difficult!

Frugal Mom: Learn my simple system for saving 28% on your grocery bill!

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My husband just finished his university degree.  Which is AMAZING because it’s been a really hard 3 years for all of us.  But now we are facing the mountain of student debt and it’s threatening to crush us.  Yikes.

We’ve developed a strict budget and one of my main contributions is making sure we stay on budget for groceries.  It’s no easy task.  Food is expensive!  It breaks my heart that it would be way cheaper for me to feed my family junk food than real food.  But that’s a rant for another day.

I’ve accepted the challenges and developed a system that is working really well to keep us under budget every week by saving an average of 28% on our weekly grocery bill.  I mean, it’s no ‘Extreme Couponing’ type of savings, but it’s realistic & maintainable and takes me less than 1 hour of prep to accomplish.

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