I’m often asked for the best ways to save money on produce and meat each week. It can be tricky – but it’s certainly not impossible. Try out these smart shopping strategies the next time you shop:
1. Stick to the Sales
One way to save consistently is pretty simple – STICK TO THE SALES. Not just any sales, of course, but the best “loss leader” prices on fresh foods (loss leaders are those front-page items advertised to lead you into the store).
2. Support Local Markets
Pay special attention to any local meat and produce markets in your area and follow their advertised sales. Consider asking them if they offer any discounts when buying meat in bulk (since they won’t need to package items individually, sometimes they’re willing to pass the savings on to you).
Don’t forget about farmer’s markets in the summertime! Shop near closing time and you may be able to strike up a deal on a box or two of produce that the farmer doesn’t want to haul back home.