5 Simple Changes You Can Make to Save Money on Food

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If you’re not happy with your financial situation or simply want to improve it, why not take a look at your food bill and make some changes? We’re going to show you some ways to save on food in 2019.

We’ve found that just by making a few smart moves, it’s possible to save on the grocery bill as well as cut back on eating out so much.

5 Simple Ways to Save on Food and Drink

Many people think to save on food they need to deprive themselves. The list below will show you that’s not the case:

1. Eat leftovers

Have you ever had a day when you didn’t spend any money? It takes some preparation but you can do it. One example is to bring leftovers to the office one day and eat them for lunch.

Once you go home, try to eat what’s in your fridge, and that’s it, a 24-hour money-free day. Consider buying a machine like an Instant Pot that makes preparing meals that can last several days a breeze.

2. Snack and Save

If you’re tired of paying around $10 for each meal of the day, why not supplement with a snack or two? It’s a great way to save on food.

Snacks are cheaper and you can eat them several times a day as a way to cut your daily food budget, especially if you buy in bulk.

Eating out is generally much more expensive than preparing your food at home, but if you insist on visiting restaurants…

3. Know Where to Go (and When)

There’s a time and place to go shopping — and we don’t mean when you have money. The time to go grocery shopping is when there’s a sale!

Lots of places have special deals for kids and seniors — make sure to take advantage of them if you’re able!


4. Use Apps and Coupons

If you really want to save on food, use coupons as much as you can. You don’t have to have scissors and a newspaper to be a coupon person.

These days, you can whip out your phone and pull up plenty of deals that will make your wallet happy. Need some assistance in finding one-off deals? ClarkDeals.com can help!

5. Skip (or Go Easy on) the Alcohol

Nothing adds to a bill like a nice cocktail or two (or three). Why not save that money and indulge at home? Libations have the same effect as they do at the restaurant — and it’s cheaper.

As you can see there are plenty of ways to save on food either at a restaurant or in the store. Money expert Clark Howard says the key to it all is to comparison shop. That way, you know you’re getting the best deal you can get.

Know of any more ways to save money on food? Let us know on Clark’s Facebook or Twitter.

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