How to Shop Smarter at the Grocery Store


Don’t: Leave the House Hungry
Only shop while on a full stomach. Then you won’t buy to satisfy your lingering hunger pangs.

Do: Check Your Pantry and Fridge Before You Leave
Make sure you know exactly what you have in the house before you head to the store.

Don’t: Buy into Every Bargain
Product discounts always look tempting – but you aren’t saving anything if you’ll never use the item.

Do: Stick to Your List
Shop only with a detailed list in hand – and stick to it! You’ll spend much less that way.

Don’t: Grab the Biggest Cart
Use a smaller cart or basket to be less tempted to throw another impulse purchase inside.

Do: Shop with a Budget in Mind
Determine how much you want to spend before you set out. This way, you’ll be motivated to keep your costs down.

Don’t: Forget Your Coupons
Before you head out, check the circulars or coupon apps like Couponcabin and Flipp for in-store discounts on regular items.

Do: Shop the Seasons
Cooking with seasonal produce is a lot cheaper than buying whatever suits your mood.