Going to the grocery store on a Sunday evening can be like a competitive sport. With the long lines and crowds, it can get a bit overwhelming. According to Ibotta it also turns out that many of the items are overpriced over the weekend!
The shopping app analyzed shopping data and found that you should avoid the grocery store on Saturdays and Sundays if you are looking to save money.
Depending on what you are looking to buy, going grocery shopping during the week is your best bet:
– Wine is about 4 percent cheaper on Tuesdays compared to the rest of the week.
– Bread costs 2 percent less (average) and beer costs 1 percent less on Wednesdays.
– Produce is also less expensive on Wednesdays by 3 percent.
– Snacks are priced 1 percent cheaper on average when you purchase them on Wednesday.
– On Fridays, you can get ice cream for about 1 percent off the normal price.
Of course, going to the grocery store on separate days to purchase different items is unrealistic. The best way to tackle your shopping list is to figure out which type of food you spend the most money on and schedule your trips on that day.
And if crowds aren’t your thing, Ibotta recommends going to the grocery store on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.