Can Shopping For Groceries Online Save You Money?

I now know for sure that I’m not alone in my frustration with exorbitant grocery bills and its evident that most of us are looking for ways to save on this massive expense.

Prices are continuously increasing, there’s no two ways about that, so we have to be smart about how we spend our moola.

In one of my posts, a reader left a comment suggesting that online shopping works for her as she doesn’t get tempted to add unnecessary extras to her cart – unlike a usual trip to the grocery store. You know the saying – never shop when you hungry? Well, with online shopping, you can eat while you click and not get tempted!

I thought it was a great idea and that I’d give it a try at some point and see if it could work for us. I put it off for a while as I hadn’t done all my homework on it just yet (I love reading fine print 🙂 ) , but when I spent 30 minutes in a queue waiting in line to pay one Saturday afternoon, I immediately started my research.

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Am I The Only One Spending A Fortune On Groceries Every Month?

9720776256_bea4cf4f25_oThis post has been in draft for a while, but after yet another month of enormous shopping bills – I thought I would share my frustration.

Here is some context: Kurt and I moved in together in 2006 and we were on a very tight budget, having just started out and bought our first home. I clearly remember budgeting about R500 a month for groceries and toiletries – and believe it or not, it was enough.

Well, fast forward 10 years and we are now spending more than 10 times that amount!

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