9 ways to save your money & have less Grocery Budget

These days food bill is cutting big part of our income, & we struggle for paying it.

As an accountant & householder, I use some techniques to reduce my food bill.

I would like to share you, so maybe you find something new & useful.

1- Eat what you afford to pay:

From my point of view, it is not correct that whenever I would like to eat a specific dish, I go to market and buy its components whatever the price; for me I buy the food that has been reasonably priced.
Sometimes I change my dish because one main component is highly priced.

2- Don't buy vegetables & fruits out of its season;

It will be costly, less healthy, less quality.

3- Follow the offers for food:

Buy good offers but avoid my mistake, do not buy more quantity than you need, so you will find yourself running to consume it before being damaged.

4- Learn a new variety of recipes:

So your choices will increase & you can be more flexible when you buy your food.

5- Don’t let the offers cheat you:

Always make the needed calculations, even if you use your mobile in the market, to make sure that you are getting a good offer.

6- Consume the needed time to check that you don’t take damaged items, I prefer if you are in hurry don’t buy vegetables & fruits.

7- Be kind with fresh food: Do not catch a plastic bag & throw the apples inside it hardly; otherwise apples will become mushy and will be damaged quickly.

8- Check before consuming: when you consume fresh food, check for the piece which about to be damaged if there, (This will save it & save the pieces beside it), don’t take the nearest one to your hand, then after one day throw the damaged one away.

9- For canned food take care of expiry date when you buy & when you consume.


Hope all the best for you.

Hope you won’t hesitate to add your ideas in comments.

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Pagelift 5 years ago

Great tips, thanks for the advice. What about coupons? ;)


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Taleb80 5 years ago Author

Thanks for visting and comment.

Actually in the country where i am living now there is no coupon system covering me.

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rorymullen 5 years ago from Maine

Making a menu can help cut down the extra items we normally pick up. Make sure one can properly write up a list of items you need before leaving for the store. I am sure you will save and cut down on splurges.


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Taleb80 5 years ago Author

Rorymullen

Thank you for stopping by.

I agree with you, this is an important tip.

Thanks for sharing


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6hotfingers3 5 years ago

Great common sense advice. Half our food is damaged before we take them out of the store. Its a great idea to mindfully shop especially with regards to fresh foods and time sensitive foods.


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Taleb80 5 years ago Author

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Thank you for your nice encouraging comment.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Great tips and advise. These days we all need all the help we can get with saving money.


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Taleb80 5 years ago Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals

Welcome, thank you for your visit.

I agree with you.

Good Luck


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Shelvajay 5 years ago from If You Know Me Personally, You Know Where I Am...

Good advice. Voting up!


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duffsmom 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Excellent Hub with great ideas. I glad I read it!


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chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

Great food buying tips. Thanks!


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Wonder Referrals 5 years ago from Chicago

I really like this hub...

Some of us when shopping for food items buy more

than our budget allows.

We also will buy food that we really don't need.

Thanks for reading my hubs on hub pages and for

being a follower.


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Taleb80 5 years ago Author

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I am happy that you liked it.

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applecsmith 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Good tips about buying fruit and veggies in season! Thanks for posting - voted up and useful.


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LADYGIRL 5 years ago

That was some tips about comsuming food. I spend to much money on things I don't even eat. Thanks Good Hub


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Taleb80 5 years ago Author

Ladygirl

Many people do the same, it is beneficial to save your money & world's resources.

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fucsia 4 years ago

Useful tips. thanks for sharing


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Taleb80 4 years ago Author

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

I like the tips here. I find buying non perishable items when on sale in bulk to be efficent too.


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Taleb80 4 years ago Author

Poetvix

I agree with you for this, but should be wisely.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Useful tips!!! Thanks for sharing:)


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Taleb80 4 years ago Author

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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

These are great tips to reduce your consumption. Its important to be aware of our spending. We should not waste food and be grateful for what we have. It also helps that we can save money along the way. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips.


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Taleb80 4 years ago Author

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I am happy you like the hub & find it useful.

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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Your most welcome. I could not resist. Thanks for sharing your wonderful hubs.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Very useful hub during this economically troubled times. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Taleb80 4 years ago Author

I agree with you, it is a tough time now.

Thanks for voting.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

These are good tips. Do you garden? A small vegetable garden is another great way to save money on food. I rarely need to buy produce in the summer because I have so much growing in the garden.


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Taleb80 4 years ago Author

Deborah

I hope to get a garden one day to implement your nice suggestion.

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