Call me weird, but I actually LIKE to go grocery shopping.
I like to look at things, read the labels and ingredients, compare prices and see the competing brands on the store shelves.
Now I know that online grocery shopping has been a tremendous blessing for a lot of families, and I use it myself monthly… the convenience can’t be beat!
But since BUDGET IS KING, we have to be intentional even when we shop online. We have to compare brands and crunch the numbers and really make sure we’re getting the best deal on the things we need… and ONLY the things we need… and we have to guard ourselves when we’re tempted to add things to our cart because it’s easier than making a trip to the store.
(Psst… I’m not talking about the times when the whole family is vomiting, or family is unexpectedly coming in town and you’re working late all week, or the legitimate times when you absolutely cannot go to the grocery store. I’m talking about the times when you feel lazy… because you know what? Sometimes I feel lazy too! This is when we have to be careful and not let ourselves take the easy road simply because we don’t feel like doing the work. The BUDGET IS KING, and our shopping decisions should reflect that.)
After all these years, there are only a few places where I grocery shop online and one of my favorites is Amazon.
I keep a running list (on an app on my phone) of the things I always buy from Amazon because Amazon has the best price. (The fact that I’m an Amazon Prime member and get free 2-day shipping – sometimes ONE day shipping – is just a perk!)
I get asked often what I buy from Amazon, so with Amazon Prime day coming up (next week, July 15-16!!), I thought I’d share my list with you this week!
- Non-GMO Popcorn
- Einkorn All-purpose Flour
- Dried Elderberries (note, buy now while the price is so low!)
- Nettle Leaf
- Dairy-free Chocolate Chips
- Active Dry Yeast
- Real Salt
- Cassava Flour
- Sunflower Lecithin
- Oolong Tea
- Coconut Aminos
- Gluten-Free Baking Mix
- Coconut Oil
Obviously, I don’t buy everything on this list, every month. That 10lb bucket of salt will last me a year!
But these are the things that if I need them, I always buy them at Amazon because that’s who has the best deal.
And If I didn’t have a Costco nearby, I can guarantee you that list would be a whole lot longer… Here are my favorites that you can find on Amazon as well!
Do you buy groceries from Amazon? Hit “reply” and tell me what you typically add to your shopping cart!
PS – Here’s a tip from my husband to help you when you’re comparing prices: use an incognito window! Like so many online sites, Amazon recognizes your shopping habits and over time, they’ll only show you what THEY think you want to see. By using an incognito window first, you can get unbiased search results and compare prices at the same time.
PPS – Amazon Prime Day is like Black Friday in July. There are TONS of good deals and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping! If you’re not currently a member, you can try Amazon Prime for 30 days for FREE through this link, that way you’re all set to go when the sales are live next week!
PPPS – I heard on the radio that if you spend $10 at Whole Foods, you will get $10 to spend on Amazon on Prime Day. Can someone say FREE MONEY?! If you’re leery of saving money at Whole Foods check out this post on Whole Foods vs. Trader Joe’s, this post on 9 practical ways to save money at Whole Foods, and this post on the best 11 things to buy at Whole Foods.