One of the simplest ways to save on your grocery bill is by switching to store brands. There is typically not much of a difference in the product, other than the advertising, though people seem to be under the impression that brand names are inherently better. You can save an average of 25% during your grocery store visit. I still don’t understand why more people don’t convert to store brands. For a $100 grocery bill, that would be a savings of $25. If you went to the grocery store only twice a month, that would amount to a savings of $600 a year (though most families spend a great deal more than $200 a month on groceries). In many blind taste tests, consumers did not seem to notice much of a difference in taste in both types of products. As for nutrition, some store brands can actually be just as healthy or even healthier (according to Consumer Reports). Think of what you could do with a savings of $600 a year – that’s about enough for a plane ticket to a new location!
The next time that you’re at the grocery store, replace a few of your regular items with store brands and see how they compare!