Since groceries are needed on a regular basis, getting the ones you’re interested in can weigh heavy on your budget. However, thanks to a few general tips, you can cut your payments on the groceries you need every time you shop. Moreover, depending on the grocery store you shop at, you can also use a few store-specific shopping hacks to save.
If IGA Australia is among the grocery stores you often resort to when you need to stock up on groceries and various everyday essentials, you might want to consider the tips below next time you go for a shopping session. They will help you make the most of your next shop savings-wise.
Make a Shopping List
Shopping without a list can lead to so-called impulsive purchases. Having a list of items in front of you will help you stay focused and reduce the risk of buying items that you don’t actually need, which can help you save.
Plus, make sure you go shopping after you’ve eaten. When you’re hungry, you’re more likely to buy all sorts of products, especially unhealthy ones, since cravings can be quite convincing.
Many retailers offer their customers the possibility to save through weekly deals, and IGA makes no exception. IGA Australia releases a weekly catalogue that includes special prices on a variety of products, such as groceries and essential products like laundry detergents and body wash. You can also find reduced or special prices on home and outdoor items, as well as pet care.
Some products can be discounted by up to 50%, while others are available in packs that lower the price per unit significantly. The weekly flyer thus features different types of deals, such as the so-called hot buys, great specials, and ½ price deals.
Therefore, next time you need to restock on groceries, fresh produce, frozen food, pet products, or various home items, it is worth checking the weekly flyer first. You can thus save on the products of interest.
Plus, if products that you usually use go on sale and can be frozen or are non-perishable and you have enough room to store them, you can get more of such items and save in the long run. Searching for select product categories is easy as the navigation menu is straightforward and user-friendly.
IGA also offers low prices every day, which makes it worth checking this section of their online store to see if something you need is included. If you find good-enough offers, then you can either order online or shop in-store. Keep in mind that these prices are available while supplies last and only at select stores, so being fast is key here.
Thanks to IGA’s price match option, you can save even further. If you’re into saving, you probably know that this method to save is available at other stores as well. Typically, if you find an identical item at a lower price at a local competitor and you show the cashier the flyer featuring that lower priced item, you can get the product for less.
What sets IGA apart is that it saves you the time and effort needed to find and compare prices. Every week, IGA’s Price Match team checks the prices of hundreds of products featured by other supermarkets and matches the lowest price.
Subscribe to the IGA Newsletter
By subscribing you’ll receive weekly specials, recipes, and more from IGA. Additionally, you can thus go into the draw to WIN a $500 IGA Gift Card. Terms and conditions apply, so make sure to check them.
Plus, if you often shop online, you can also benefit from shipping offers. For example, free delivery was valid on $50 orders placed at new.igashop.com.au. Keep an eye on such deals if you prefer online shopping.
Buy Seasonal Produce
This tip can help you save regardless of the grocery store you choose for your shopping as seasonal fruits and vegetables are much cheaper. Depending on where you live, certain veggies, for example, are in season in June and thus their price is the lowest then. When such products come in plenty, you might want to consider getting more of them as long as they can be frozen or stored for longer without becoming inedible.