These grocery savings tips for busy moms will appeal to your busy lifestyle and desire to save money.
Guys, my life used to be SO different. I had a lot of extra time, and an intricate coupon clipping program worked for me.
That’s not anymore.
My life is busier than ever, and I also found that I was sockpililing things my family didn’t want to eat. I also found that all the “free” things I got were taking time to organize — which was just STUPID.
My dad’s an economist, and he drilled into me that there is NO such thing as free. For real. 🙂
Your grocery budget is such a big part of your family’s money plan. You can really make a big change by saving there!
SO, today I want to share 5 tips for saving money EASILY for busy moms (and dads).
Ok, this one isn’t brain surgery — but I was having larger bills just becuase I was buying LARGE amounts when things were on sale. I finally change my mind that 2 months of an item was more than enough vs 6 months (or longer).
Not only does it save money, but this can save you SO much time by not having to organize what you have (and rotating stuff is super important)
Know what you have
Do you ever get to the store and have no idea what you have on hand of something. My pantry inventory spreadsheet has really helped me know what I have on hand.
Use the Apps
I used to comb through the ads finding what was on sale, and writing it down. I now use the app from whatever grocery store I’m shopping at. It allows me to find the sales, and put it right on my list. Then, I add my other things I need and I’m ready to go!
OR most places are now allowing you to place your order for pickup — what an GREAT way to save on impulse buys!
Apps like Ibotta can help you save no matter where you shop. When you’re at the grocery store, you just take a photo of your receipt and upload it. They do the rest — making money in your sleep!
You can earn $10 just for signing up — just:
- Register a new Ibotta account using this link.
- Redeem a rebate within 14 days of registering (Any Brand & Any Receipt rebates excluded). (that’s it!)
This is something that has saved us for a long time. Using beans or vegetables is most often cheaper than using meats.
For beans, I soak dried beans overnight and then throw them in the crock pot for the next day. Beans take a LONG time to cook — but one bag of beans (often bought for just over a buck) can feed you for a couple of meals.
I often cook a bag of dried beans, and then put the amount we will use with a little cheese (someties some bacon pieces) to crisp up. Add some avocado and tortillas and it is a GREAT dinner (and we usually can make 3 meals out of one bag of beans).
They’re an AWESOME crock pot option!
Not sure you’re ready to make the changes without a little more help?
The Grocery Budget Makeover is a way to train yourself make great choice while you grocery shop!
Small changes can really help on your grocery budget. Just by doing these things most of the time you grocery shop — you’ll find a good difference in the bottom dollar. It’s only open a few times a year — but if you’re interested, give her your email and she can tell you when it’s open!
My friend Katie has some other awesome ways to stay in your grocery budget.
If you liked this post — let me send you a reminder email of HOW TO SAVE! It wil remind you of the small change you can make — and check out other grocery savings posts below that!