Sure, you can’t avoid grocery shopping forever, but you can make it a little less painful by learning a few tips and tricks that will help you both save money and your sanity.
According to recent research by Ibotta, an app that partners with retailers to offer cash back deals, there are a few days that are better than others for shoppers to try to score great prices at grocery stores around the nation.
If you’re looking to save a little cash, forget heading to the grocery store on a weekend. Instead, try to squeeze in a trip during the week, as according to Ibotta, this is when you’ll find better deals on everyday products.
But, if you’re looking for specifics, Ibotta’s got those too. According to the app, if you’re hoping to buy a few bottles of wine head to the store on a Tuesday, when your favorite reds and whites are four percent cheaper.
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Wednesdays, it explained, are the best day to buy bread as it’s two percent cheaper in the middle of the week, along with produce, which is a full three percent cheaper. Wednesdays also happen to be the best day to purchase beer as it’s one percent cheaper then, too.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, go to the grocery store on Thursday as sweet and savory treats are about one percent cheaper toward the end of the week.
Meanwhile, Fridays are the best day to go buy a pint of ice cream because it’s about one percent cheaper, making it the perfect day to buy your weekend treat.
Of course, it’s not just about saving a little cash at the register. As Southern Living previously reported, a Trader Joes manager revealed on reddit that getting up early is well-worth it to have the grocery store to yourself .
"Tuesday and Wednesday are the best days. Early morning is best time. I think it's hilarious people go on Sunday and complain that we are so busy," the manager said. "Right when we open is honestly the best time to go. We get fresh produce in every morning so you can get the best products, and some stuff actually will sell out for the day around 2-4pm, including perishable and non-perishable items."