Where I shopped:
Walmart Express on Chicago St.
How I stuck to my budget:
- I made a grocery list prior to leaving the house and kept to it.
- I made sure that every purchase I made was going towards making a particular meal I had in mind that I’d already planned on preparing.
- I bought quite a few canned goods. They are very affordable and keep well, often times for a few years or more if they have not been opened or damaged.
- I chose versatile ingredients that show up in many of the meals I make, such as bell peppers, garlic, green onions, and rice.
- I was aware of what we already had stocked up in our pantry, fridge, and freezer before I left, ensuring that I didn’t buy anything we didn’t need.
- I allowed for one treat-type purchase: turkey bacon :). It was only $2.98!!
Other tips that you can use in order to save money on your next grocery bill are to:
- Read the weekly flyers and be aware of the sales at your store of choice.
- Be open to shopping at a few different shops for different items. I like to buy canned goods and certain veggies at Walmart, and then head over to Whole Foods for fresh herbs, avocados, and noodles.
- Consider using coupons to cut down on the cost of your favorite items. Some stores offer in-store coupons, or you can search online and request coupons through the mail.
- Another way to save money is to buy certain items in bulk, such as vegetables and fruit. You can clean, cut, and refrigerate or freeze them for on-the-go use.
Thanks for tuning in! I should mention that all of these groceries except the 3-pack pizza crusts in the front of the picture are gluten free, as Ian does not have to eat gf crusts like I do. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments if you have any other great tips on how to save money on your grocery bill. 🙂