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 – Follow Up Post


Just over 6 weeks ago, I shared my frustration about the enormous amount of money I’ve been spending on groceries. Judging by the responses to the post, it seems that I am not the only one who’s feeling the crunch and looking for ways to save and get the most value out of our money – including other bloggers like Zoe from Born Geek and Natalija from Frugal in SA.

Since then I’ve been very conscious about my spending on groceries and Kurt and I have made a few changes, especially with regard to our meals in the evening – which is probably the meal we spend the most on. Previously, we would just decide on the day what we felt like eating that evening and cook that. On occasion, we were also very indecisive and ended up getting Nando’s or other take-aways, which is not that cheap to feed a family of four.

I can’t say exactly how much we’ve saved just yet, but there have been some notable differences after making these few changes:

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Online Shopping – Yay or Nay?

So the other day my Boss comes up to me and asks whether I’ve ever bought clothing or shoes from an Online store before. I of course replied saying yes and he was like “How can you buy something without being able to see it or try it on?”

It’s something I’ve become quite accustomed to of late and I don’t really see it as a deterrent. Maybe at first I did. Like what do you do if it doesn’t fit? Or if it breaks? Well, it’s pretty much the same as if you’d buy in store. In fact it’s easier, because someone will collect the item from you!

I also kind of enjoy the wait, the build up and excitement of having the items delivered. How will it look? How will it feel? Will it fit?

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