5 Practical Tips to Save Money with Grocery Delivery

Jan 04, 2021 06:52 PM EST | By Josh Summers (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Here’s How you can Save Money with Grocery Delivery
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Community health worker Luis Hernandez delivers groceries, including a Christmas turkey to a family with COVID-19 on December 22, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. The non-profit Family Centers and the Stamford Department of Health are working with residents and their families who have tested positive, are quarantined and/or referred through testing sites. Funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Community Health Worker Initiative also connects residents, particularly those from low-income communities, with additional resources and support services to manage their health and the wellbeing of their families during the pandemic.

Saving money is essential especially if you are on a tight budget and getting the needs like monthly grocery shopping for the food supply of your entire family. 

But because of the emergence of COVID-19, corporations and workers gets extremely affected because the income was severely affected, making saving money and budgeting an extra challenge for the breadwinner.

Besides, going out for grocery shopping is not ideal because it increases an individual's risk of getting infected by COVID-19, that is why some features and promos like grocery delivery becomes more useful in this time of turmoil. 

However, this feature of every grocery store can eat up a little bit bigger on your budget because of the service fees, delivery fees, and tips just like what All Recipes, mentions. 

It may be challenging and requires a lot of strategizing, but you can save on your grocery deliveries. Here are some of the tips on how to save money in your grocery delivery. 

Read also: Grocery Prices Rise in US as Pandemic Disrupts Supply Chains

Stick to Your Budget

Savings and Simplicity mention that this kind of trick sets the limit on how much you should spend every grocery shopping. They add that setting the bar for groceries is easy by putting an amount that will be able to feed the whole family, then trying to spend less on the bar you set, making you save money. 

Membership 

According to All Recipes, comparing membership for grocery deliveries will also make you save money. They mention some of the membership offers free delivery but with a minimum amount of money to be spent to avail the free option. They add that evaluating which store you shop the most will help because most of the membership delivery services have a partnership with stores. 

Try to avoid branded products

Usually, people have a brand that they stick to especially when it comes to foods. Huffington Post advises looking for alternatives that also have the same quality to save money. They add that Generic brands usually use their name-brand products as their labels. To make sure that you are getting the same quality, you may look at the ingredients. 

Plan Your Meals

This is a good call when you are trying to use the delivery service. Planning your meals will make you identify what ingredients you will be using the entire week. All Recipes adds that thinking about ingredients that can function as double duty. They add that this way, you can be a more strategic and critical thinker of what you need because you don't have so many outside forces (like other shoppers) that distract you. 

Stick to your List

All Recipes mentions that sticking to your usual grocery list will make you master the amount you will be spending on deliveries. For example, go to your usual brand of eggs, and products to make sure you are not overspending.

Another example All Recipes mentions is storing foods with long shelf life like dried beans and pasta because it can save you money if you don't have to buy them every week. Also, consider buying in bulk, it will save you money. 

Grocery Deliveries are convenient but as shoppers, you must also consider the budget you have. In this ti8me of turmoil, saving money should also be a priority because spending so much can limit your responses to certain family emergencies, that you should wish to not happen. 

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