Chances are that most of your grocery budget goes towards produce and meat. After that, your budget probably mostly goes towards dairy and milk. Unfortunately, it’s really hard to skimp out on the money you spend on dairy products. Usually, the cheaper dairy options are loaded with chemicals and additives that are just simply bad for your health. I don’t know about you, but I won’t sacrifice my health just to save some money.
If you’re like me and you don’t want to sacrifice your health by purchasing cheap dairy products that are made with oils, but you still want to save money, you’re going to love this post. I’m going to hook you up with some tips that will be able to save you cash on most dairy products.
#1. Dairy Coupons are Easy to Find
It’s actually pretty easy to find coupons on dairy products. Usually, it’s pretty easy to find coupons for stuff like cottage cheese, yogurt, butter, etc… It’s a bit more difficult to find coupons for milk, but it can be done. Typically, you’ll find these coupons on boxes of cookies and/or crackers. However, you usually have to purchase the cookies and/or crackers to get the discount on a gallon of milk.
#2. Take Advantage of Excellent Deals
Whenever you come across a major dairy sale, you should consider stocking up on those items and simply freezing them. You can buy things like butter and milk and throw them in the freezer and they’ll easily last for a couple of months. Plus, they will thaw out and be the same consistency as they were before they were frozen. It’s a good idea to stock up on things like butter around the holidays, because you can usually find butter around this time for 50% off.
#3. Use Powdered Milk
Powdered milk tastes different, but only when you’re drinking it or putting it in cereal. However, when a recipe calls for milk, you could use powdered milk instead. You won’t notice a different in taste and powered milk is much cheaper.
#4. Store Brands Aren’t Always Cheaper
It’s not a safe bet to always buy the store brand. Instead, look at name brands, as well as store brands. Often times, you’ll find name brand items on sale or you may find a coupon for them.
#5. Go to Dairy Farms
If you’re really lucky, you may live close to a dairy farm. If so, you could go to those and ask to purchase items from them directly.
#6. Buy Yogurt in Tubs
Yogurt is something that is always in my refrigerator and I’ve definitely noticed some ways to save money on it. The smaller to-go containers are much more expensive than the large tubs of yogurt. Therefore, you’ll always want to buy yogurt in the tubs, rather than the litter containers.
#7. Buy Blocks of Cheese
Sure, shredded cheese or sliced cheese is really convenient, but you’ll pay for it. It’s usually cheaper to buy cheese in blocks and then cut it to your liking or shred it and store it.