When it comes to grocery shopping, we know it’s wise to not to go on an empty stomach, but when should you head to the supermarket to bag the best bargains? Believe it or not, there’s actually one day of the week that’s better than the rest. I’ll give you a hint—did you go shopping last night?
That’s right, savvy savers—while it may be most convenient for you to shop on the weekends, it’s more economical to tackle your grocery list on Wednesdays.
According to Lifehacker, this mid-week day is when many grocery stores release new sale ads, but also honor the previous week’s sales items. That means you’ll have more sale items at your fingertips. MyGroceryDeals.com also confirmed that 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,” site representative Gord Crowson told CBS News. Of course, you should double check with your local stores to be sure.
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,” Crowson added. “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.”
So, when your pantry and refrigerator need to be restocked, make time to shop on Wednesday nights. You’ll give yourself the best chance to score the biggest deals on your meals.