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The cost of livelihood has been moving up immensely, all thanks to inflation, which has been the strongest in 40 years.
Despite all this, we still need to feed ourselves and our family and we have no other option than to go grocery shopping during these times.
Unfortunately, the prices are not showing any decline any time now and we have no other choice but to live through our means.
And even though we can’t really do much about the hiking prices, we can still strategically shop for food to make our costs workable.
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KEEPING YOUR GROCERY BILL DOWN DURING INFLATION
If you’re looking to sustain the rising costs, think smartly about the way you shop. Here are ways you can fight inflation:
Don’t waste food on what you already have.
Most of the food gets thrown away because they’re not eaten or has arrived at its expiration date. Pushing down your food scrap can help you from spending more.
Shop your pantry.
Before you take a trip to the grocery store, look at your pantry first and see what you already have. You never know if you already have a stock of products you were thinking of buying.
If you aren’t already, you need to start meal planning your weekly or monthly meals. Make a list of food you need for the week. Not only will it help you stick to your diet, but you’re also saving money as well.
Buy meat you can allocate for a few days. Skip the expensive steaks and instead buy meat that you can cook and one that will last for a couple of days in various meals.
Pick store brands rather than name brands. This is because name-brand groceries have higher costs than store brands. More than not, you can’t even tell the difference between the two. You can save a lot of money when you switch to generic brands.
Eat at home instead.
You’ll save more money if you choose to eat instead of going out.
Look for coupons.
Keep an eye out for coupons and promo codes in your local newspaper so you can use them for your next grocery trip.
Use these tips and tricks so you can counteract the inflation prices and still preserve the money in your bank account!