Wednesday is the best day for grocery shopping. “For about half of the country, this is the day when approximately half of the retailers start their weekly sales,” according to a famous supermarket site.

 

To save even more, experts say that shopping in the evening is your best bet. That means Wednesday nights are the ultimate time to buy. “This is the time when perishables are typically reduced for quick sale,”

“If the Produce, Bakery or Meat departments are concerned about having too much stock left over at the end of the day, they will often reduce the price by up to 50 percent to encourage quick sales.”

If your only time to grocery shop is on the weekends, like most of us, try to plan your trips for the morning. Become an early riser on Saturday or Sunday while everyone else is still lounging in their PJ’s. You’ll still find fresh produce, shelves that are stocked, and a quiet store. You’ll get out quicker and with fewer impulse purchases in your cart.

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