Are you looking for ways to cut down on your grocery budget now that you have started to whip up your own meals instead of eating out all the time? While it is beneficial to your body that you opt for whole foods instead of processed foods and snacks, the occasional indulgence is still okay. Below are some hacks we at GET.com have gathered to help you save money on grocery shopping in Singapore. They are really easy to achieve.

3 Essential Hacks To Save Money On Grocery Shopping In Singapore

1. Do your grocery shopping online

Besides unparalleled convenience, there are good reasons why you should shop for groceries online. Regardless of whether you are in the market for organic produce, fresh foods, exotic ingredients or even gourmet produce, all of these are available online.

Not only does online grocery shopping help you save time, but also you get the advantage of comparing items and prices easily on the website of your favourite online grocer or even across different e-grocers. Additionally, you get to visually see how much your items will cost you in one glance after you've added them to your shopping cart. An amount that's on the high side could very well prompt you to review the items in your shopping cart and perhaps remove those that you do not really need but added into your cart just because.

2. Use a credit card that gives you grocery savings

This is a no brainer, really. Although there are a million and one credit cards on the market, not all of them will give you the same mileage when it comes to grocery shopping. For instance, some fuss-free cash back credit cards may be foolproof but they may not offer the highest amount of savings overall. The best credit cards for groceries in Singapore can give you cash rebates as high as 8% each time you stock up your refrigerator and pantry! Just make a mental note to check out their card reviews to see what these cards truly have to offer.

3. Avoid grocery shopping when you are hungry

This hack is so underrated; simple, logical yet underused. If you head to the supermarket when you are starving, chances are you will end up buying more things than originally intended. And that translates to higher grocery bills.

It is also not surprising that many of things you end up purchasing may be snacks and junk food that cost upward of $5 a pop. Let's face it, snacks like potato chips and chocolates aren't exactly the cheapest, and when we buy them, we buy a lot of them. Take a close look at the price tags the next time you head to the supermarket if you don't believe me.

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