5 Tips to Save More at the Grocery Store

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5 Tips to Save More at the Grocery Store

Going to the grocery store doesn't have to break your budget each month. Everyone knows how expensive it can be to go grocery shopping, especially if you are shopping for a family. Even though we know it’s coming, it still hurts to pay that large bill each time we visit the grocery store. Although grocery shopping can eat up a large portion of your monthly budget, there are tips and tricks that you can use to help you save when you go grocery shopping:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Alpine Bank hopes that these tips can help you save on your next trip to the grocery store. Contact us today for your banking and financial needs

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