We get it. You hate shopping. Especially when the bill is rung up and it is way more than you thought it would be. To help you out we are going to share our grocery shopping secrets so you can save!

Buy off brand products– Buying generic will do one things for sure. Save you money! Sure they might not look as fancy as the brand name products but they will get the job done. From Cereal to produce there are lots of generic options for purchasing that will save you money. It will then be up to you to decide if the quality difference is something worth paying for.

Get out of your normal shopping routine and save– Maybe you have a favorite place to shop because the music is better or it is closer to your house. But is this the store with the best deals? Spend some time and do your research before your next grocery trip. Compare prices, deals, and coupons! This means doing the math, either before hand or at the store. It’s just a matter of doing it!

Make a detailed list and stick to it– The point of this process is to help you avoid impulse buying. Write down all of things you are going to buy and stick with that list! Making this list will also help you in the last tip we have. Again, this might take some time, but if you sit down and make a list of only necessities you will buy only necessities.

Try using cash to stay within budget– After you have made your list, set a budget for it. Then, take that budgeted amount of cash out of your account. That way you can only spend what is in your pocket. This will help you stay under your budget when shopping and not buy anything last minute.

Don’t get comfortable when it comes to buying your groceries, always be on the lookout for better deals and savings, and when you make a list, stick to it! These simple secrets can help you save and have a better shopping experience!