Whether you enjoy grocery shopping or not, you should know when you will pay the lowest and highest prices for your essentials.
According to research from Ibotta, a cash back app that partners with retailers nationwide, if you’re waiting until the weekend to grocery shop, you’re most likely fighting the worst crowds and spending more money on your grocery bill than you have to. The weekend is by far the priciest time to buy food across the nation. It’s also the busiest, meaning you can save time and money just by switching the day you hit the market.
Interestingly, though, there is even variance in prices during the week. Some days are worse than others because retailers are responding to fluctuations in demand, so they are constantly adjusting prices.
So, which days of the week should you buy what?
Grocery Shopping Weekly Breakdown:
- Monday and Tuesday: stock up on wine (averages 4% cheaper), beer (9% cheaper) and beauty products (11% cheaper)
- Wednesday: the best day to buy bread (you’ll save 2%)
- Thursday: save on sweet and savory treats (1% less than the weekend prices)
- Friday: buy your weekly produce and pint of ice cream (save 1%)
4 Things to remember when grocery shopping…
- Monday is the most expensive day to purchase produce
- Weekends are the busiest days
- Household products are typically 3% cheaper on average on a Wednesday and Thursday
- If you are a weekend shopper, save more money by shopping on Sunday than Saturday. With manufacturer coupons coming out in newspapers and special weekly pricing, you can still get good deals on food if you use coupons.
Remember these tips so you can save more on your monthly grocery bill. Every dollar counts!