How to Save Money on Groceries in a Tough Economy

With the average cost of groceries 3.5 percent higher in 2020 and an inflation rate inching up to 5.4 percent in 2021, grocery bills are high. Services such as your weekly Giant Tiger flyer can help you find deals on groceries in your local area. Other services such as coupons, points from loyalty programs, and meal kits, may be able to help you to save money on groceries in a tough economy.

It’s not just you. Everybody is thinking about the same thing. It doesn’t matter what your situation is, everybody wants to save money on groceries in this economy.

Learn some money-saving tips for your grocery bill here.

Use Your Flyers

The flyers that come to your doorstep or mailbox may have been thrown out in the past. Today, you may be throwing out money. Butter might be $5.97 at Wal-Mart, but $2.99 in this week’s Giant Tiger flyer. Use your flyers. Stock up on as much butter as you can and you save money this week, and the next time you need butter.

Shop Around on the Same Day

Use all of your flyers and shop around for your groceries on the same day. When you use your flyers, make a list of all of the places that you want to go for groceries. Buy your groceries from your deals in a number of locations, and you will still be making one trip for your grocery run.

If there is a week in your month where you tend to buy more groceries than others, use this week to shop around and get your deals. On one trip, you will also save on fuel costs, where daily trips to stores across town or in another city will add an additional $5 or $10 to your grocery bill.

Meal Kits

Meal kit services are grocery services where you plan your meals for the week, and a weekly food box arrives with the ingredients you need for the meals with the recipes. This is an easy way to buy only what you need when it comes to your weekly food costs.

You will still need to purchase some extra groceries for daily items, such as breakfast and lunch foods, but you will have the most expensive portion of your meal planning arriving in one box on one bill every week.

Save on Groceries

When you are trying to save money in a tough economy, your food bill is on your mind. These are just a few starting ideas on how to get your groceries at lower costs, or at least save money in other areas when inflation is up.