Many Canadians are facing financial uncertainty due to the pandemic. According to an April survey conducted by Statistic Canada, COVID-19 has impacted nearly 30% of Canadians on their ability to meet essential needs, such as groceries. We have compiled some tips to save money when shopping at Costco below. You can click on the image below to view the Costco Weekly flyer and access their best weekly deals.
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Tips to Save Money at Costco
1. Make a Shopping List
It can be difficult remembering all the items you need to buy and it is very easy to make impulse purchases while grocery shopping. Planning your meals ahead of time and making a shopping list can help you focus on what you actually need, saving you both time and money.
If you use a digital flyer app like Flipp, you can save the current deals directly to your in-app shopping list. Make sure your shopping trip flows smoothly and efficiently by grouping the ingredients by where they are located in the grocery store.
2. Get Cooking at Home
Wholesome ingredients for home-cooked recipes will end up costing you less than pre-made meals or convenience foods. It is also more nutritious if you cook using fresh ingredients. Another added benefit to home-cooked meals is you can get creative with leftovers to reduce your household’s food waste. Click here for ideas to get you started!
3. Eat More Plant-Based
Consider eating beans and lentils more often as a substitute for animal proteins such as beef or chicken. These items are rich in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Besides their dietary benefits, they are cheaper than meat, providing a significant cut to your grocery bill. Explore plant-based recipes online to get ideas on how to use plant proteins in easy and delicious ways.