That first time you open your bank statement in the New Year and realize you really went overboard on your spending… That pit in your stomach with the thought, “What was I thinking? What is wrong with me? Don’t I have any self-control?”
Parties, gifts, travel, cooking and baking, are some of the highlights of the holiday season! Every single time you swipe that card this season, it adds up. Real quick!
That’s why finding easy ways to cut your spending should be at the top of your priority list right now!
One of the simplest ways to cut your spending, in a big way, is by lowering your grocery spending. There are a couple ways to go about this and I am going to give you a quick glimpse into how you can do that!
You Have to Meal Plan!
Don’t wright it off! Meal planning is HUGE when it comes to cutting your spending! Times when you are most busy are when this is going to be the very most important!
The fewer times you go into the grocery store, the total amount of money you spend drops drastically!
You can read this article on how to start meal planning. You will see exactly how our family of five was able to cut our monthly food spending by over $500! That adds up to over $6,000 a year!
What would you do with an extra $500 this Christmas?
When things start to get crazy, you are going to be so glad that you only have to think about dinner tonight for approximately, 30 seconds. The reason, it’s already planned, shopped, and prepped.
Know What Price Points Save You the Most!
When you see a really great price on groceries that you know you use again and again, you have to stock up!
Between the baked goods, family dinners, and holiday parties, there is a mountain of recipes waiting for you.
When you are running out to the store last minute, chances are you are going to be paying full price (which is usually 3-4 times the price of what you should have paid at the stock up price!) and you are most likely going to impulse buy items you don’t really need.
So here is a simple price point list for you. Print it out or save it to your phone. That way, next time you are flipping through the weekly adds or walking down the aisles of the grocery store, you will know exactly what prices you should be looking for.
PS These are all prices that you can expect to pay WITHOUT using a single coupon. Easy peasy!
Keep in mind that prices will vary depending on region. Click the image below to download list.
Stack the Savings with Two Simple Apps
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You could stop here with these price points to look out for. But why stop when you could save even more money in the time it takes to snap a pic on your phone?
Rebate apps are the very simplest way to save extra money on your groceries.
- They have many rebates available for “any brand” products. Meaning that it doesn’t have to be a specific brand to qualify.
- Because there are so many rebates available, every single time I head out to the grocery store I can easily save a handful of cash!
- Ibotta – You get money for sharing the good news with your friends. For every friend you share the app with, they sign up and claim their first rebate, YOU get $5 and your friend automatically gets $10!
If you haven’t already signed up with this super awesome app and would like an extra $10… make sure to use my link to sign up or use the code: qybjrj
Then don’t forget to ALSO download the free app Checkout51 that way you can sometimes get double the rebates!
This is how I work them into my savings.
- Before I start meal planning I do a quick browse of the apps to see what rebates are available.
- Meal plan and make a grocery list. Make sure to note which items you plan to receive a rebate for.
- Purchase groceries. Scan a few items into apps. Upload receipt. Get cash back!
Super easy right! A maximum of five minutes and you could be building up a nice little cash stash!
Are you ready to cut your spending this holiday season? I hope that this article motivates you to take just a few minutes to help you save hundreds of dollars this year!
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