How to save on food when living as a student

How to save on food when living as a student

When life gets tough and budgeting gives you a headache, just stop, readjust, and realign...

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Things aren't easy for everyone these days, it's not news. 

But when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. The idea behind this concept is to teach us to pivot. Pivot and find a way of making things work. 

For students and families, there are ways to recover and make your money work for you when it comes to budgeting for your monthly groceries. 

Here are some helpful tips to apply to your lifestyle. 

1. Create a budget

This is something that everyone should commit to. This allows you to plan your monthly income responsibly, it also helps you identify where you are spending money and how to cut down on unnecessary purchases. 

2. Do your research

Shop around for your groceries. Besides learning which retailers offer savings on which products, this is also a great way of finding a good buying pattern. 

3. Sign up for savings or rewards programmes

Every major retailer and even smaller retailers have savings programmes in place these days. These help customers save on everyday items. 

4. Bulk buying, bulk savings

If you can buy non-perishables when they are on special, then do so, this can save you money in the long run. 

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5. Stick to your budget

Once you set your budget, stick to it. Always write down the items you are going to buy and stick to buying what's on the list. Spending on items that are not on your list will be what sets you off. 

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