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8 Tips on How to Save Money on Groceries!

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Everyone’s feeling the squeeze right now.

With 12 interest rate hikes since May last year, your rent or mortgage payments have probably increased rapidly.

Inflation is also through the roof, which means rising prices are all around including your basic needs - groceries!

So how can you save more on that weekly food shop?

Here are 8 hot tips to save money on groceries.

1. Use a discount code

Did you know Coles and Woolworths regularly post discount codes right on their website? You can use these to get discounts when you order your groceries online. I’ve received $10 - $20 off many times, just by using these codes on my online shop.

2. Join rewards programs

Coles has Flybuys and Woolworths has Everyday Rewards. You can earn points by joining these reward programs, then convert your points into $10 off your next grocery shop.

In addition, Flybuys also regularly has special 4 week offers. Where if you spend a certain amount every week for four weeks at Coles, you could save $50 or $100 off your next shop!

3. Grab a markdown bargain

Looking for some last minute groceries for dinner? Go into the supermarket after 7:00PM, as that’s when a lot of produce, meat and dairy that will expire soon tends to get marked down for the day.

4. Rethink your recipes

Try something new and make that dollar stretch further with some budget friendly recipes. Taste and Best Recipes have 100 recipe ideas that cost less than $10 a serve.

5. Try some freebies

You could save a bit of cash by trying out some free meal kits and boxes. Many of these services offer freebies or heavy discounts for trying out their service.

6. Write a list and stick to it

This might seem obvious, but you’ll be surprised how many people impulse buy. Shopping with a list ensures you only buy exactly what you need. Better yet, order your groceries online, so you’re less likely to browse the aisles and impulse buy. Plus you’ll be able to review your items and the total amount you're spending before you finalise that order.

7. Go to market

If you have the time, shopping outside the big chain grocery stores can save you some cash. Check out farmers markets, go to a local butcher or try a community produce service.

For e.g. in Sydney, Pendle Hill Meat Market often has meat specials that are cheaper than Coles and Woolworths, and you can pick up a huge fresh box of fruit and veg from Boxa Greens for just $70!

8. Sign up to Receipt Jar

This hack won’t save you money in the moment, but it will give you some extra cash for the money that you are spending. Don’t waste your receipts, simply share them for points and turn it into gift cards! Check out my full review here.


There you have it, 8 tips on how to save money on your next grocery shop. Try them to save you some extra cash to help counter that crazy inflation.

Do you have a tip to save more money on groceries? Leave me a comment below!


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