National Coupon Month: Easy ways to save on groceries
Attention grocery shoppers: Rev up your grocery carts and get ready to save big on your next bill.
As we continue to celebrate National Coupon Month throughout the month of September, here’s how you can fill up your cart for less.
Virtually clip your coupons at ShopAtHome.com
As you’re building your grocery list, make sure to check out the grocery coupons at ShopAtHome.com. You’ll find a round-up of great savings on everything from groceries to household cleaners to makeup. Just click-and-print. It’s that easy.
Shop what’s in season:
Our greatest grocery store hack: Shop what’s in season.
You’ll save big bucks because you won’t pay the premium on food that is scarce this time of year or has traveled a long way to arrive in your produce section. Also, fruits and veggies taste the best when they are at their peak and in-season. Oh, and let’s not forget Mother Earth. When you eat with nature’s food cycle, you can reduce your carbon footprint because you’ll reduce the energy needed to grow and transport food. Curious what’s in season? Check out EatTheSeasons.com for weekly updates regarding what’s in season. Some foods that are in season now are artichokes, beets, corn, zucchini, pears, plums, raspberries and tomatoes. Of course some of our fave pie fillings are in-season, too, like apples and peaches.
Also, when you’re shopping, steer your cart in a loop around the perimeter of the store — trying to avoid the aisles. You’ll find the healthiest foods on the perimeter and you’ll also save money because pre-packaged foods and snacks tend to cost more than food in its most natural form.
Get your groceries delivered:
The next trend in grocery shopping? Having a concierge of sorts. Go ahead and pick out your groceries online at WalMart and have them delivered to your doorstep or brought out to your car. Also, be sure to get the most of your savings and earn Cash Back when you shop at WalMart with ShopAtHome.com.
Shop the dollar store:
For non-perishables like coffees, teas, cereals, condiments, cake mixes and the like, save money at the dollar store. When you buy online at Dollar General, you can also earn Cash Back through ShopAtHome.com.
Combine store promotions with coupons:
Take a look at your weekly mailers from your local grocery stores and make a grocery list around what’s on sale — whether it’s a great deal on salmon or buy-one-get one free deals on chicken breasts. Combine your savings with coupons.
Grow your own herbs:
A small package of basil leaves can be more expensive than actual basil plant. Get an herb garden going with the herbs that you cook with the most. Herbs like basil, cilantro and rosemary are easy to grow.