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Ways to lower your grocery bill

This article was written by Unathi Balele
In today’s fast-paced world, managing expenses is crucial. One area where many of us can make significant savings is our grocery bill.
By adopting a few savvy strategies, you can reduce costs without sacrificing nutrition or taste. Here are some practical tips by Healthline to help you shop smarter and save money on groceries.

Plan Ahead
 Create a weekly meal plan and make a shopping list based on what you need. This reduces impulsive purchases and ensures that you only buy what you’ll use.
Embrace Seasonal and Local Produce
Seasonal fruits and vegetables are often fresher, tastier, and more affordable. Visit local farmers’ markets for budget-friendly options.
Buy in Bulk
Non-perishable items like rice, pasta, and canned goods can be purchased in larger quantities to save on overall costs. Just be sure to use them before they expire.
Utilise Discounts
Keep an eye out for sales, discounts, and coupons. Many grocery stores have loyalty programs that offer valuable savings.
Opt for Store Brands
Store-branded products are usually more affordable than name brands, but often of similar quality. Give them a try and see if you notice a difference.
Freeze and Preserve
When you find a good deal on perishable items, consider freezing or preserving them. This can extend their shelf life and save you money in the long run.
Avoid Impulse Buying
Stick to your shopping list and resist the urge to make last-minute purchases. Those small additions can add up quickly.
Compare Prices and Sizes
Pay attention to unit prices and compare different brands and sizes. Sometimes, buying a larger quantity is more cost-effective.


This article first appeared on Bona.