5 Ways to Keep Your Grocery Bill in Check
When it comes to food, we all like to have it. And most of us like to be able to eat whatever we want, whenever we want. But sometimes, our budgets don’t allow us to have free reign at the grocery store.
But this doesn’t have to leave you feeling unsatisfied. There are lots of ways to cut your bill and still get all the great food you love. No reason to go without. Just be smarter. So to do this, here’s some tips to help you save money on your food bill.
Originally published by The Globe and Mail.
Eating is an expensive habit. I learned this lesson the hard way – by keeping myself fed.
If you haven’t been living off leftovers or under a crockpot, you’ve probably had time to chew on the recent spike in food prices.
According to a report released last month by the Food Institute at the University of Guelph, the unsavoury combination of a weak loonie and the El Niño weather system means keeping the average refrigerator stocked will cost $345 more in 2016 than they did the previous year, and that’s on top of the additional $325 we spent in 2015. Expect to dig (way) deeper when buying meat, fruits, nuts, vegetables and fish.
Keeping my family full on less food and at greater cost is a little hard to swallow. So what’s a hungry Canuck to do? Short of mooching off relatives (don’t do that), I have a few tactics that will help you take a bite out of rising food prices.