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I changed the way I shop at the supermarket and saved £4,000 in a year – the three simple changes I made

As hard as we try to stick to our weekly grocery list, every ounce of self-control goes out the window when we see our favorite snacks on sale.

Well, if you always accidentally overspend at the grocery store, you might want to pick a leaf from Sharita Humphrey’s book.

Sharita saved £4,000 a year with these three simple tips

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Sharita saved £4,000 a year with these three simple tipsPhoto credit: Getty
Mom swears by bulk purchases and shopping apps to save money

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Mom swears by bulk purchases and shopping apps to save moneyCredit: sharitamh/Instagram

Speaking to Taste of Home, the Texas-based financial planner shared her three simple tips that save her nearly £4,000 on grocery shopping every year.

She explained: “Financial and time freedom are important to me because my goal is to retire by December 2029.”

Because of this, the mum has taken to buying in bulk – which she estimates has saved her £200 a month.

Instead of going to her local store regularly, Sharita went to wholesalers like CostCo.

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This exchange makes everyday items like snacks and laundry detergent cheaper in the long run if you buy them in bulk.

In addition, through these mega shopping trips, mum has also saved gas because she doesn’t have to go to the supermarket every other day.

In addition, Sharita raves about the Flipp app, which highlights all the offers in local supermarkets and makes it easier to plan meals accordingly.

Meanwhile, Mom’s Fetch Rewards app earns gift card bonuses on all her grocery purchases by scanning receipts.

Although Fetch Rewards isn’t available in the UK, the Shopprize app has a similar premise.

Thanks to these two apps, Sharita has saved an extra £40 a month.

Finally, Mom also swears by “shopping your pantry” and planning meals using some of the ingredients you already have.

Explaining how it saved her a further £80, she added: “I would use all or most of the items in my pantry before going to the grocery store.”

She continued: “I would encourage you to check your bank statements for the last 30 to 60 days to see how much you are eating out.

“Reducing restaurant purchases can help put money back into your monthly grocery budget.”

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5535269/mum-supermarket-shopping-four-easy-switches-saved-fortune/ I changed the way I shop at the supermarket and saved £4,000 in a year – the three simple changes I made

Jessica MacLeish

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