As inflation continues to rise, gas, groceries, and many other items will continue to increase in price. Here are some tips to help you save money this summer.
The grocery story is a good place to start to reduce your spending – if you do it the right way.
It is important to avoid impulse-buying or buying anything from the supermarket. Experts suggest that you make a weekly menu plan and only purchase what is necessary.
At some supermarkets, like a Stop & Shop that Inside Edition visited in the Bronx, New York, they are discounting food and produce that is nearing their expiration date.
Buy only what is in season when you’re buying produce
It increases the price of out-of-season vegetables and fruits, as well as anything that is not available in your state. One way to get those items and not spend a lot is by buying frozen vegetables or fruits because the item is frozen at peak ripeness and won’t spoil.
Another key tip is to inventory your pantry so you don’t double-buy.
You can avoid impulse buying by shopping online. Also, buy in bulk selectively so you don’t end up wasting food or other products.
Coupons and discounts are often available at grocery stores. Check them out to find savings.