Saving Money by Planning a Weekly Menu
I heard about “menu planning” for years before I actually decided to give it a try and I’ve been completely shocked by the savings. If you take a little time to plan your family menu for the week, you’ll save time and you’ll save money. Just think about it, you’ll know exactly what you’re going to eat so you’ll buy all the right ingredients the first time while you’re at the store, cutting down time and if you plan around sales, you’ll save money! That simple. Here are a couple of ways to get started:
1. Plan around the sales:
Simply planning your menu around the weekly sales flyers will save you mega money. That is because these are the loss leaders and they are already at discounted prices. Even if you never clip a coupon, you will still save money by planning this way.
2. Plan around the coupons:
Break out your coupons and plan your menu using them too. You can combine the sale and coupon together by checking out our matchups section. Now, you’ve doubled your savings and it’s so easy to glance at our matchups then plan your menu according to the deals.
3. Plan around your stockpile:
If you have 10 jars of spaghetti sauce in your pantry then be sure to make some spaghetti this week! Sometimes we completely forget about what we have stockpiled, visit your pantry and start planning your weekly menu around what you already have.
Planning a menu is simple and like I said before, it’ll save your sanity!