Reducing Eating & Groceries Expenses

2016-08-13T17:35:14+08:00By |Lifestyle, Spending|

A friend was looking to reduce dining/groceries expenses. We had an impromptu discussion with a group of friends & here are some of the things we came up with. Thanks E, HL & all who gave suggestions 🙂


  • Set budget in each separate category (e.g. dining out, groceries)
  • Create shopping list; avoid impulse purchases
  • Reduce junk food/unhealthy foods
  • Look for value (not cheap!) alternatives
  • Use a calculator (re: phone) to calculate the price per unit
  • Mix dining at different price level places
  • Couples can share drinks/bring own water out
  • If cooking, difficult & expensive to cook for 1 or 2 – organise & host get together w a few friends rotating
  • Consider credit card (up to equivalent 7.5% discount w AmEx)
  • Bread/oatmeal for breakfast (healthier too!)
  • Coupon sites try out new eating places; discount/privilege cards for fav frequents
  • If you are into coffee, invest in a coffee machine & get beans as it is much cheaper per cup outside or even 3-in-1s

What other suggestions do you have for dining & groceries shopping?

Follow Us


Admin at MyPF
Helping you to simplify and grow your Personal Finances.

Follow to get the latest Personal Finances updates and insights!
Follow Us

Latest posts by MyPF

Leave a Reply