When you're on a budget, there are definitely some extras you can cut out. The daily Starbucks, trips to Target, even the gym! Who needs the gym, right? But one place it's getting harder and harder to save money is at the grocery store! Families need to eat, and kids can start to really put the food away as they get older. Remember the days of double-digit grocery trips? If you have kids, those days are probably long gone.
But just because we have to spend money on food (so much money!) doesn't mean we can't try to save where we can. Did you know there are days of the week when some of your shopping list will be cheaper than others? Well, there are, and these are the cheapest days to do your grocery shopping.
If you're not familiar with Ibotta, you need to get familiar with it. It's an app that partners with retailers to put money back in your pocket! It's so simple to use, and if you use it regularly, you will definitely see some return.
All you have to do is download the app on your iPhone or Android, and sign up. Once you're registered, you'll be able to add deals from tons of stores, like Amazon, and even deals on specific brands and items. Ibotta is all about saving you money, and they're going a step further by conducting research on which days are the cheapest for grocery shopping!
If you typically do your shopping on weekends, you should really reconsider. Yes, it might be more convenient, but weekends are the most expensive days to shop at a grocery store!
For specific items on your list, check this out: buying wine on Tuesdays can save you as much as 4% versus other days. If you shop on a Wednesday, you'll save about 1% on the bread you buy. Looking for snacks? Those are going to be about 1% less if you buy them on a Thursday. And stock up for your weekend by buying ice cream on a Friday, it'll save you about 1%!
We know the savings aren't huge, but think about how much grocery shopping you do! By changing your schedule around just a bit, those savings will start adding up in no time.