Change your grocery spending habits and your purse will reap the rewards

Save on your shop.

We’re all feeling the pinch right now when it comes to money.

So, Woman’s Day has created a cheat sheet guide on how you can save on your grocery bill!

Save before you buy

Never be tempted by impulse buys again when you make an e-list. Apps such as WiseList take advantage of other features including nutritional information.

You can even load your recipes on there, search for other recipes and add those ingredients to the shopping list. It also has the ability to store and keep track of upcoming bills.

Kate Hudson loves making groceries look glamorous. (Image: Instagram)

Embrace technology

Get money back by using apps such as Cashrewards. Each time you make a purchase with supermarket retailers linked to the site, the platform receives a commission and then part of this commission is given back to you as a cashback payment.

Money will be returned via PayPal or a bank account – it’s a way to save without even having to think about it! Download supermarket rewards points apps as well and take advantage of discounts and offers.

Diversify your shop

According to Finder research, one in three Aussies do not shop at the big two supermarkets. Graham Cooke, head of consumer research at Finder says that diversifying your shop is the best way to get the most bang for your buck. For example, Finder research found that Aldi can often be cheaper on some staples.

“Shopping around widely will help you identify where you can get the most value for your money,” says Graham. “Especially in this climate, awareness can go a long way.”

Change you grocery spending habits and your wallet will thank you for it. (Image: Getty)

Buy in bulk

When you see a staple that is on special, buy it in bulk. Think non-perishables such as detergent, toilet paper, dishwasher tablets and kitty litter. It can mean big savings in the long run.

Buying in bulk also means you won’t need to make multiple trips to the shops to top up, which means a saving in petrol and time. Consider looking into the prices at wholesale warehouse club Costco as well, if there is one nearby.

Shop from the pantry

Think the cupboard is bare? Take another look. Before you order takeaway or head to the supermarket, consider getting a little creative.

There is a plethora of ideas on what to make with limited ingredients in Woman’s Day’s food pages and also on YouTube. It’s amazing what you can whip up with whatever is left in the pantry or fridge and a little bit of ingenuity.

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