Holiday time usually means an increase in bills, including your grocery bill. The holidays are all about food and family, and you don’t want to skimp on feeding your friends and family. The good news is you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Check out these 5 tips to help you save on your holiday groceries.
Have a game plan
Have your meals planned, check online flyers ahead of time to see what’s on sale and stay focused once you’re in the aisles.
Remember your budget
Don’t gloss over the grocery line on your household budget for December. Remember to expect an increase so you’re prepared for this festive but pricier time.
Bulk = Best
If you only need a quarter cup of something, buy it in the bulk section. Recipe calls for a spice you rarely use? The bulk section wins again.
Squirrels do it, you can too. Stock up on deals. If you have the room, buy more than you need and stash it away while it’s at a good price. It may be time to buy holiday groceries, but you can buy things that last past the holidays too. It’s time to call up that friend with a Costco membership.
Be a smart shopper
Use your loyalty card – the savings really do add up. Use your points, and double check your bill when you leave the store. Everyone is busy at this time of year, and it’s a good idea to make sure you weren’t accidentally double charged for something and that you’ve received the discounts you should have.
Now that you’ve got the grocery bill stress dealt with, it’s time to get your friends and family together to celebrate.