1. DON’T SHOP WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY
You’ll be more likely to spend excessively on unhealthy items that you may not ever consume like sugary snacks and high-fat options.
2. LOWER FOOD WASTE
Make sure you’re actually eating what you buy, and get into the habit of saving what you don’t consume for later. Tupperware and your freezer will be a big help here.
3. LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH
Cook a little more during your evening meal. What you don’t eat, you can take with you to work the next day.
4. SWITCH TO CHEAPER BRANDS
Sometimes taste isn’t sacrificed by switching to a value brand version of one of your go-to buys. The savings will definitely be noticeable!
5. RESEARCH VALUE RECIPES ON THE GETDOWNBP WEBSITE!
A half hour might help you discover a new, inexpensive dish that becomes a regular favourite. Expensive doesn’t always mean tasty.
6. SWITCH FROM PRE-PACKAGED TO LOOSE ITEMS
Most items, particularly fruit and vegetables, cost less if you bag them yourself and take them to the checkout aisle. Pre-packaged products can end up costing you a lot more over time.
7. SHOP AT THE END OF THE DAY
Grocery stores typically have discounts for fresh items by the end of the day. Showing up at the right time could make a big difference to your bank account. Just be sure to check the expiration dates!