Groceries can be a big part of your budget any time of year, but the winter months are often more expensive. The rise in cost is often due to the need to eat richer food in colder months. Holiday feasts also contribute to rising grocery costs in the winter.
You can save money without skimping on nutrition if you just take some time to plan ahead. Here are a few tricks to save money on groceries during the winter season.
1. Take advantage of deals
Watch for sales on meat, dairy and other expensive products in the supermarket. When you see something on sale, try to buy extra. In most cases, extra products can be frozen. Even if the meat is very close to its expiry date, freezing it will keep it edible until you need it.