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KT for good: Shop smart to keep groceries within budget

Xavi Nunes, Chief Marketing Officer of elGrocer/Dubai
Filed on July 14, 2020 | Last updated on July 14, 2020 at 06.44 am
KT for good, Shop smart, keep groceries, budget

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With Dubai now easing out movement restrictions, a blend of online and offline shopping could help you trim your monthly budget.


Every resident's prime concern right now is to minimise their monthly expenditures. And grocery spending is one component which is hard to compromise, especially when you have a family to support.

Most of us are in a habit to just grab our phones and place an order while planning our meals, little do we think about the cost that we cough up until it starts to pinch our wallet.

With changing times, it is inevitable that we change the way we shop. With Dubai now easing out movement restrictions, a blend of online and offline shopping could help you trim your monthly budget.

It is advisable to plan your grocery shopping instead of just ordering or buying in haste. Ask yourself a question: Do you really need to buy that item just because you were in a habit of buying things randomly in pre-Covid-19 phase? Maybe there are cheaper yet quality products available in the market and a little exploring could help gain huge benefits.

One of the common mistakes residents do is they hoard stocks. This definitely comes with a risk of hoarding more than they require and that may end up in the waste bin. Avoid it.

Most grocery shops have weekly promotions and it is recommended to keep an eye on them to save your precious penny.

Multiple apps offer discounts in order to gain traffic to their online grocery stores from mid-week onwards. Residents should plan their grocery-buying according to the available budget.

Top 5 ways to save money on groceries

1-Subscribe to weekly newsletter to receive brand partner promotions.
2-Explore the 'promotions' section
3-Visit grocery apps regularly to explore 'exclusive online offers', which are usually available for 5-7 days, depending on the retailer and products
4-Plan your shopping list carefully to avoid wastage and use features like 'Shopping List Search' to find exactly what you need for
your weekly meal plan
5-Explore a wide variety of partners from supermarkets to speciality stores (like butchery, ethnic foods, fresh fruits, etc.) to find all you need without wasting time commuting between stores





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