It's no secret that eating healthier can also mean spending more money at the grocery store. Follow these tips to choose healthier items without altering your budget!
- Always check the Sunday papers!
- Sign up for the email (or mail) newsletter from your favorite grocery stores.
- Make a designated time every week to clip coupons.
- Pay attention to coupon expiration dates.
- Load coupons to your grocery card before entering the store. Some stores, like Kroger, give out a free product every Friday loaded directly to your card!
- Download apps like Ibotta and Influenster that send free coupons and food items directly to you
- Download chrome extensions. Examples include Ebates, which gives you cash back when you shop, or Honey, which automatically finds/applies the best coupon codes when online shopping and find/ notifies you about the cheapest price online for what you’re buying.
- Organize your coupons so they are easy to find when needed!
- Buy more than one product when there is a great deal if you use the product often!
- Find stores that offer stackable coupons (lets you use multiple coupons on top of one another) and double coupon days (doubles the coupons you’re using).
- Use price matching to get competitor store prices.
- Sign up for student or senior discounts! Websites like Unidays constantly have huge discounts for student. Always ask if your local grocery store has a senior discount! Some stores start senior discounts at age 50, so keep your eyes peeled!
Guest post written by Be Well at NPL intern Safiah Hassan.
Safiah is a graduating student from Vanderbilt University. She has completed a 4+1 bachelor's/master's program in Medicine, Health, and Society and she is passionate about couponing in her everyday life!