How often are you whipping into the grocery store to grab an item here and there? While the average shopper frequents the market 1.5 times per week, if you’re anything like my mother, you visit the local grocery store about three times every week.
From the devious layout to the sneaky advertising tactics of grocery stores, it’s no surprise shoppers end up spending way more than initially intended. Knowing these 15 money-saving secrets will keep you from being bamboozled into spending too much on your grocery runs.
1. Your list is more important than you realize
Before ever stepping foot outside of your home, take a pantry inventory and create a solid list. Typically, a bi-monthly meal plan will better guide your list-making endeavor and save you a lot of time and money. Approach your grocery list like a money-saving game plan. You’ll be more likely to impulse buy if you’re not armed with your list. And if you have trouble keeping track of pantry inventory, utilize the Out of Milk app.
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