It can be difficult to stay on budget when grocery shopping. That’s why we have compiled some tips to help you save money when shopping at Hong Tai Supermarket. The easiest way to keep track of their best deals is to browse their weekly flyer. Below, we have included the Hong Tai flyer (click on the image) and outlined a few simple saving tips to help you stay on a budget the next time you go shopping.
This Week’s Hong Tai Flyer
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Tips to Save Money at Hong Tai
1. Eat Before Shopping
Avoid shopping when you are hungry as it may cause you to overspend. Why? When shopping on an empty stomach, customers tend to purchase ready-to-go or easy-to-prepare foods. While these may be quicker to serve, they are often more expensive than doing your own home cooking.
2. Eat More Plant-Based
Consider eating beans and lentils more often as a substitute for animal proteins such as beef or chicken. These items are rich in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Besides their dietary benefits, they are cheaper than meat, providing a significant cut to your grocery bill. Explore plant-based recipes online to get ideas on how to use plant proteins in easy and delicious ways.
3. Buy Seasonal Produce
Fruits and vegetables that are in season are often supplied by local farmers at the time they were harvested, making them more accessible and less expensive – but always check the label to see where the product is from. Seasonal produce is not only fresher, tastier and more nutritious but also cheaper! Shopping for in-season produce can help you eat more locally, maintain a healthy diet and stay on budget. You can check the seasonal produce in Ontario here. In order to have local produce (such as berries) on hand all year round, you can buy in bulk during the summer months and freeze quantities over the winter.