Many Canadians are facing financial uncertainty due to the pandemic. According to an April survey conducted by Statistic Canada, COVID-19 has impacted nearly 30% of Canadians on their ability to meet essential needs, such as groceries. We have compiled some tips to save money when shopping at Starsky Fine Foods below. You can click on the image below to view the Starsky flyer and access their best weekly deals.
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Tips to Save Money at Starsky
1. Buy Based on Value
Usually, it is cheaper to purchase large packages of products such as produce. You should always try to compare the price of a single portion with a bulkier package. Do so by dividing the total price over the quantity. Make an informed choice about what provides better value.
2. Get Cooking at Home
Wholesome ingredients for home-cooked recipes will end up costing you less than pre-made meals or convenience foods. It is also more nutritious if you cook using fresh ingredients. Another added benefit to home-cooked meals is you can get creative with leftovers to reduce your household’s food waste. Click here for ideas to get you started!
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.