If you are looking for a quick way to reduce your grocery bill, tell yourself that you can only walk to the store and carry all of your groceries home.
We desperately needed to buy some perishable groceries (I was out of lettuce for one and I NEED my salads!). After I got off work yesterday, we strapped on backpacks and headed for the store.
The total bill for our visit = $29.00. Our normal grocery store visit = $70 – $100.
What we ended up doing was buying only what we really needed and nothing more. Instead of being tempted by sales prices and sometimes buying things that we really don’t need at the moment, we were focused with our purchases. We now we had to carry all of our groceries back home with us and putting a physical element to it helped to keep the cost down.
If we could go shopping like that twice a week, our grocery bill would be about $240/month. That would be awesome. I’m not 100% positive that we would have enough food for the entire month for that amount, but it would be an interesting experiment. At the very least, it’s something to think about.
Is there anyone out there that currently walks all of the time to purchase groceries? Care to share your grocery spending and how you believe having to carry everything home impacts it?