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8 Ways to Save On Groceries for Big Family

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A sizeable family means sizeable expenses. The more relatives — the longer the grocery list. However, there are many ways to reduce the cost of your shopping. Clipping coupons from newspapers is old-school and redundant. Consider these eight useful tricks instead. 

According to surveys, families of four now buy at least eight gallons of milk a week, and stock up on other products is a must. Supermarkets come up with fresh deals regularly, but keeping track of them on www.rabato.com/us/grocery is most convenient. From smartphone apps to cash payments, here are our top tips. 

1. Check the Pantry First

Use your current supplies as a starting point, and add ingredients to cook dishes. If you notice a product that should be used up soon, think of a meal to include it into, and purchase whatever you need to make it. 

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2. Update Your Grocery List

Most shoppers get frustrated if they should have included a certain product on the list, but forgot to. The problem may be avoided if you print out the list and hang it on your pantry door with a pencil or market for corrections. You could highlight the products you are running low on, and note down other items to buy.  

3. Use Weekly Ad Sites

Sites like Rabato are your ultimate destination for discounts and hot offers. You can find your favorite store in the menu and access all of its offers instantaneously. However, an even better solution is subscribing to their newsletter and following the service on social media. This way, you will see relevant ads delivered to your inbox or newsfeed, and the flyers will take you to the online stores where you can order delivery instead of going through the hassle of the weekend shopping drive.

4. Use Shopping Apps

In addition to websites tailored to inform you of all the ongoing sales, there are apps with virtual shopping lists. You and your family members may access the same list and make corrections while on the go. A perfect example is AnyList. This app will also come up with suggestions of items as you type, and they will be automatically split into groups in accordance with store departments.  

5. The Earlier — The Fresher

The early bird catches the worm and shoppers who arrive first take advantage of the freshest produce at best prices. After all, discounted items are always selling fast. So whether it is meat, fish, fruits or vegetables you need to buy, coming to the store early makes sense. On the other hand, you could do it at night to avoid crowds, depending on your priorities. 

6. Be Flexible

You may have planned the menu for the whole week, but what if beef is on sale while pork is out of stock? It is important to adapt your cooking plans if your intention is to save. So be creative and prepared to change your menu based on the current bargains. And if imagination is not your strength, the internet has loads of recipes for every occasion. 

7. Cash is King

Despite the tempting cashback bonuses and rewards enjoyed by credit card owners, they often end up paying more. To stick to the budget, put your grocery money for the month or week in an envelope. This could help you make better choices and control spending. 

8. No Kids Allowed

Parents know how it happens: your child spots something you cannot afford or find useless and makes a fuss if you refuse to pay. To avoid falling victim to this manipulation, go shopping with adults. 

 

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