Most Canadians have noticed a serious run-up in grocery bills in the last 18 months.
Inflation has hit consumers at checkout lines, even at the most discount of discount stores. Which begs the question, how do you save money on food?
This week, the RealAg team had its regular Tuesday meeting where we kick off with a common question. This week that was the question we all answered, and nearly all of us had made significant changes to how we shop, what we buy, and where we buy it, in response to rising food prices.
Bern Tobin, for example, is a planner. He sits down with all the flyers and strategizes his trips based on meat and fruit prices at several stores. Kara Oosterhuis focuses on buying local veggies. Several team members have switched where they shop or who they shop with — some even requiring chaperones to keep them on track!
I, for one, am meal planning more, trying to decrease food waste, and making a concerted effort to do a more thorough shop at my fave discount store versus quick trips to pricier locations for a handful of items.
We want to know — what’s your grocery bill saving strategy?