Welcome to the speed generation, we are all so focused on how to get as much as we can from each and every work week and we have so less time to do all that we want. Still there is something that we are doing willingly or not: grocery. Not all have the fortune or mood to go out each and every day for every meal so we have to do it ourselves and the good thing is that we can cook as we wish. This basic need of every human takes us to the main issue: food shopping and which is the best time for saving time and money on groceries.
It seems that even experts on shoppers’ behavior and shoppers’ advisers agreed that Wednesday is a hot day to buy groceries. This is the day when approximately half of the retailers start their weekly sales for about half of the country. Just in case, you should better check to see when the flyers and circulars are released in your community.
The Hump Day was mainly known as the ideal time for getting the gas tanks on full. Before stations increase their prices for weekend drivers, the best time of the week to grab gas is declared to Wednesday. But maybe you should also take in consideration that supermarkets tend to decrease prices on items that soon will reach their expiration date during that time frame.
The middle of the work week may be the best food shopping day. Although it is considered that Wednesday is the best day to buy gas, this Hump Day is also a perfect day for getting those checks on your grocery list.
Whilst Fridays are full of shoppers, many grocery stores release their new sale ads on Wednesday so their sales flyers will hit the mailbox on Tuesday, with prices good from Wednesday on. If there is something needed for stock up the haunt of the isles should be made on Hump Day. This particular day brings less stress with the crowds and higher chances for good deals.
It seems that a consumer survey says monthly food budgets have decreased by 7% in the last year. This shrunk was explained by the rising gas prices and a still weak job market so the Americans had to reconfigure on spending less on groceries. Families earning less than $75,000 are saving the most, reducing grocery budgets by 10%.
Their saving method is as follows: 22% are shopping at cheaper stores, 43% are buying less food and more than half of shoppers are paying closer attention to what they’re putting in the carts. For even a better adjustment they should add Wednesday-night food runs to their list.
If you decide to go in the evening or a couple of hours prior to closing, you will understand why this time window is even greater. This is the moment when perishables are typically reduced for quick sale and the Produce, Bakery or Meat departments will often reduce the price by up to 50% to encourage quick sales being concerned about having too much stock left over at the end of the day.
To conclude, Wednesday is not only the day that announces the coming of the weekend but also the perfect time to go and get that offers that matter from your favorite grocery stores.