Saving money at the supermarket is no easy task, which is exactly why frugal living blog The Simple Dollar suggests you simply cut down your visits to the shop to save cash.
Image: Robert Benner.
The Simple Dollar outlines the switch from weekly shopping to bi-weekly, which saved him about 50 per cent on his monthly bill. He employs a few strategies to stretch out the longevity of a single trip, including basing meals around what's already in the pantry and making double batches of food and freezing them. Through the month-long experiment, he also found this method cut down on junk and impulse purchases. This trick obviously won't work for everyone, but if you have a penchant to use the items you just purchased at the store instead of what you already have, it might help cut down on your bills.
Spreading Out Your Grocery Shopping [The Simple Dollar]