The Food Aisle Is As Expensive As Ever: Use These Savings Tips

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Alyssa Guznik
February 22, 2023

#1: Meal Plan

Planning meals a week or two in advance can save the average Black family $100 dollars or more each month. Why? Because it cuts down on impulse runs to the store throughout the week, and only what is needed is purchased.

#2: Couponing 

Coupons can save you hundreds of dollars each month. Check local circulars, manufacturer sites, and apps like Fetch and Honey to discover discounts, free products, and cash back.

#3: Buy Generic

We all have the brands we know, love, and trust. But when it comes to saving in this economy, sometimes we have to let them go. We can save around 40% across the board when choosing a generic product version.

#4: Don’t Shop Hungry

Shopping while hungry has been scientifically proven to make people spend more when shopping. It also makes us choose fatty food options, which tend to have higher price tags.

Ultimately, as Black consumers, we have little control over grocery store prices. We do, however, have the means to save ourselves some coin during these market highs. The extra benefit of learning how to save now means we save more when (if) prices ever come back down.

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