Supporting Black Business, The Time is Now (Black Owned Business List)

 

This is a compilation of lists of black owned establishments. I thank all the websites below for making this information readily available!

 

                                          # BLACKOWNEDMATTERS

“Just as a family is strengthened by each member of the family making a contribution amongst one another, so to is the community strengthened by each member of the community trading and doing business amongst themselves”

Unemployment has always plagued the black community more so than any other community within the social spectrum of America. Just as we, as a courageous black generation has taken upon ourselves the dire responsibility to stand up to the unjust killings of black men and women, under  #BLACKLIVESMATTER,  we should understand that for our lives to have prestige within society, we must also take the responsibility to secure our economic growth. Why do i say this- The reasoning is clear.  Without economic stability, You have very little life to matter, and crime within your community will increase. Statistics have shown throughout modern history that wherever you find poverty,  you find high rates of crime. Wherever, you find high rates of crime, you find great injustice perpetrated upon the members of that community at the hand of those whom deem you humanly, educationally, socially, and economically inferior. So i say to you again, if black lives are to matter, black owned should also matter.

I do not intend to lessen the importance of the black lives matter movement. i also cannot say I am a supporter of this movement other than the hash tag. I simply want to make it known that our black lives become more secure if we add the mindset of economic growth, along with this movement.

             

            This is not an endorsement of any of these businesses, it is simply a list!

 

Please find out about Tulsa’s black wall street, if you aren’t aware,  we can do it again !

http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com/The%20Story.htm

 

Read about the Nigerian king who is richest man in the world of all time

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218025/Meet-14th-Century-African-king-richest-man-world-time-adjusted-inflation.html

 

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For the list for the UK, Africa and Canada, please scroll to the bottom!

Black Owned Extension  (Download)

(This downloadable extension suggests Black Owned alternatives based on your website search)

http://www.buyblack.io/

 

Black Owned Directory ( by State/Category):

https://www.supportblackowned.com/

http://www.blacknews.com (directory and job search!)

http://www.blackbuying.com/

App: https://www.tuloko.com/ (Black owned businesses and events by city)

http://officialblackwallstreet.com/business-directory/

http://blackpages.com/

http://www.blackrefer.com/searchengine.html

http://www.boando.com

http://theblackmall.com/

http://www.maggieslist.com/Businesses

 

Black Owned E-Commerce Website:

(buy from multiple black owned stores, for everything from clothing to toilet paper)

http://www.buyblackmovement.com/Store/

http://www.urbble.com/

https://theblackmall.com/shop-tbm/

webuyblack.com ( I would not recommend due to horrible customer service)

 

Black Owned Social Media & Networking:

http://moorus.com/

blaqspot.com/

https://www.ebonomy.com/

www.blackjunction.com

http://www.blackinamerica.com/

http://www.nubianplanet.com/

 

Black Owned App to Find Local Businesses:

http://whereyoucamefrom.biz/about.html

 

Black Owned Business Solutions:

http://blackwebsolutions.com/ (web design, consultation and etc)

 

Black Owned App to fight Gentrification:

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/12/gentrification-and-food-deserts-got-you-down-theres-an-app-for-that/?

 

Black Owned App To Counteract Negative Interactions With the Police (Needs Funding) 

http://copstopguardian.com/

 

Black Owned Job Search Platform:

https://www.jopwell.com/

 

Black Owned TV & Movie Streaming:

https://www.afrolandtv.com/

www.kwelitv.com

 

List of Black Owned Banks (By State):

http://blackoutcoalition.org/black-u-s-banks/

https://hbcumoney.com/2013/03/01/2013s-african-american-owned-bank-directory/

 

Black Owned Credit Unions:

https://hbcumoney.com/tag/african-american-credit-unions/

 

Black Owned Online Tax Company:

http://thetaxappusa.com/

Chicago: http://theblackmall.com/item/omega-tax-and-accounting/

 

Black Owned Crowdfunding Websites:

blackcrowdfunders.com

bbnomics.com

 

Black Owned Grocery Stores:

https://blackmainstreet.net/black-farmers-and-grocery-stores-to-buy-from/

http://urbanintellectuals.com/2016/06/22/list-of-5-black-owned-grocery-stores-in-america-to-support-know-of-any-others/

Also:

Baton Rouge, LA: Save A Lot (owned by former Saints Player Tyrone Legett)

Compton, CA.: “Grocery Outlet” (2175 W. Rosecrans Ave)

Farmers Best Market, 1424 W. 47th St., Chicago

Metro FoodLand, located at 18551 Grand River Ave., Detroit

Simply Produce LLC (Georgia)  (3375 Roosevelt Highway Suite F
College Park, Georgia, GA 30349
)

Cayce Foods Inc. (1680 Roswell Street Smyrna, GA 30080) caycefoods.com

 

Buy Food From Black  Farmers Online:

http://www.dpvnshopbuy.com/vegetablebox

 

Black Owned Grocery Brands & Options:

http://blog.blackbusiness.org/2015/07/black-owned-food-brands-local-grocery-stores.html?m=1#.V-aQpBlOnqA

https://www.bbnomics.com/black-owned-food-manufacturers/

Alkaline Water: https://teshuater.com/?affiliate_id=54152&prodgroup=4572&fname=Crystal

Herbal Teas & Juices: http://ilovecommunionjuice.com/

Draft Beer: The Harlem Brewing Co.

Breakfast Syruphttp://www.michelefoods.com/

Chocolate: https://webuyblack.com/3somechocolates

Spices (9 Choices) : http://blog.blackbusiness.org/2015/08/black-owned-spices-sauces-seasoning-brands-grocery-store.html#.WEl86PkrKM8

Beef Jerky:  http://marjoriesbeefjerky.com/

Vegan Patty Mix: https://webuyblack.com/joesoatpatties

Vegan Supplement: https://www.supamegagreens.com/ and https://bodyandherbs.com/

Vegan popcorn: http://www.jrockspopchicago.com/ ( founded by 12-year old Jayden Hammond from Chicago, IL)

Black Doctor Directory:

http://blackdoctor.org/find-a-doctor/

Black Owned Pharmacies:

P.A: http://www.blackownedbiz.com/directory/category/health-and-medicine/pharmacies/

Charlotte N.C.: Premier Pharmacy and Wellness Center

General Merchandise: God First, God Last, God Always Dollar and Up General Store (2243 E. 71st St. in Chicago)

 

Black Owned Restaurants by City:

6 Black Owned Barbeque Spots: https://t.co/oN1uRYiYOd

Black Owned Vegan Restaurants in CA: http://www.curlynikki.com/2017/06/5-black-owned-vegan-restaurants-to-try.html

 

NYC and Brooklyn

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2015/05/07/black-owned-restaurants-nyc/

Atlanta

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2015/06/30/black-owned-restaurants-atl/

New Orleans

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2015/06/30/20-black-owned-restaurants-new-orleans/

http://www.dookychaserestaurant.com/

and https://www.bbnomics.com/top-7-black-owned-restaurants-new-orleans-best-gumbo-jambalaya/

Chicago

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2015/11/17/black-owned-restaurants-chicago/

Coffee Shophttps://thehungryblackman.com/2017/02/02/httpsthehungryblackman-com20170202black-starbucks-of-chicago-black-owned-and-delicious/

Charlotte

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/01/11/black-owned-restaurants-charlotte-north-carolina/

Philly

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/11/09/black-owned-restaurants-and-bars-philly/

Washington D.C.

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2015/05/11/black-owned-restaurants-and-bars-dc/

Los Angeles

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/12/10/black-owned-restaurants-and-bars-los-angeles/

Dallas

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/12/10/black-owned-restaurants-and-bars-dallas/

Houston

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/12/10/black-owned-restaurants-bars-houston/

Oakland

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/12/10/black-owned-restaurants-oakland/

Baltimore

www.thebbqbaltimore.com

Nashville

The Southern V (Vegan, Black Couple Owned)

 

 (If your city is not listed, please view the directories above)

Black Owned Gas Stations:

Paul’s Market ( Jefferson Street Nashville, TN)

Hooper Shell (119 S. Compton Ave Los Angeles, California)

Davis Brothers Seven & Outer Detroit, Michigan  (13110 West 7 Mile at Outer Drive)

 

Black Owned Transportation App

Moovn             https://about.moovn.com/

 

Black Owned Book Stores:

List of 54: http://aalbc.com/blog/index.php/2014/03/31/54-black-owned-bookstores-remain-america/

http://www.blackbooksdirect.com/        (online)

http://www.afrikanlibrary.net                 (online)

Natural Hair Coloring Book: https://www.amazon.com/Color-My-Fro-Natural-Coloring/dp/1939509076/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YE8HZNMX53RPETT7ZJS0

 

Black Owned Magazine Companies:

http://aalbc.com/writers/magazine.htm

https://www.ddsmagazine.com/shop-dds (showcases dark skinned models)

The Free Black Family Power Magazine-MWBShow.com

Black Owned Book Publishing Companies:

https://www.urbanebooks.com/blogs/news/130523399-top-7-black-owned-book-publishers-that-you-should-know-about

http://madamenoire.com/108808/6-black-owned-book-publishers/5/

 

Black Owned Greeting Cards:

http://artfulgreetings.com/fathersday.html

 

Black Owned Educational Resources & Schools:

Black Power ABCS:   https://blackpowerabcs.com/

Black Owned Homeschooling Blogs: https://joyintheordinary.com/homeschooling/20-african-american-homeschool-blogs and http://www.nbhe.net/

Home Schooling Supplemental African and Black History Curriculum: http://www.perfectlyunaltered.com/product/homeschooling

Virtual Homeschooling: virtualblackboard.org

List of African Centered Schools: http://melanoidnation.org/black-to-school-heres-a-list-of-several-reputable-african-centered-schools-in-the-u-s/

Free Tech Guide: https://blacktechguide.net/fyi

 

 

Georgia:

Atlanta Gifted Academy Pre K- 8th Grade

Students are taught STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, learn Spanish and Mandarin, and have access to music lessons and other services not available in traditional schools.

 

Illinois:

Freedom Home Academy

11331 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL

School of Literacy Pre-School (for 2, 3 and 4 year olds)

located at 8149 S. Stony Island in Chicago, IL.

The Ashaki Bochum-Kline Institute of Advanced Learning  (for 5 year olds)

located at 9535 S. Stony Island in Chicago, IL.

 

Michigan:

Freedom Home Academy

15400 Grand River

Detroit MI 48227

 

Texas: 

Houston ‘s Training and Education Center

 

Online:

Adults: http://theblackbusinessschool.com/?a_aid=576ec41a6a646

The Black Financial Leadership Bootcamp for Children:

http://theblackbusinessschool.com/courses/the-black-millionaires-of-tomorrow-bootcamp-for-children-starts-on-saturday-august-13-2016?product_id=128195&coupon_code=25OFFSPECIAL0717

Black Owned Child-Care Centers:

https://whereyoucamefrom.biz/listing/child-care/p:5

 

Black News & Commentary:

Advise Show Media: (Current Events) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvigF4eNhTcRQ6qUNYO4I0w

Lovelyti2002: (Celebrity News) https://www.youtube.com/user/lovelyti2002

Yarima Karama (Commentary) https://www.periscope.tv/yarimakarama/1jMJgYwqVLgKL

 

Black Owned Household Product Brands:

https://www.professoramos.com/

http://blackgirllonghair.com/2016/04/7-black-owned-household-product-brands-you-should-know/

 

Black Owned Shower Heads/Filters

https://webuyblack.com/moxieco

Black Owned Toothbrushes:

https://webuyblack.com/coral-oral-toothbrush.html

 

Black Owned Teeth Whitening System:

https://expresssmile.myshopify.com/

Black Owned Beard Care:

http://howwebuyblack.com/black-owned-beard-care/

 

 

Black Owned Feminine Hygiene Products:

https://www.sewecocreations.com/ (cloth menstrual pads)

https://embracepangaea.com/collections/all?page=2 (feminine wash/detoxes)

 

Black Owned Skin Care:

https://blavity.com/15-black-owned-skin-care-lines-buy-from/

https://perfectlyunaltered.com

 

Black Owned Laundromats:

https://buyblackeconomics.com/black-owned-laundromats-making-big-profits-off-dirty-laundry/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

 

Black Owned Theaters:

http://howlround.com/the-roster-black-theaters-in-america

Also:

Open Rivers Studios (Georgia)

Coco Studios (Atlanta, Gerorgia)

The Lincoln Motion Picture Company in Omaha, Nebraska

– See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/lincoln-motion-picture-company#sthash.1kg9BtYZ.dpuf

 

Black Owned Automobile Manufacturing:

Kantanka (Africa)

http://africarm.org/kantanka-automobile-company-acquires-their-manufacturing-license-2788/

Black Owned Gun Manufacturer:

https://www.civilianforcearms.com/

 

Black Owned Doll Manufacturers:

http://queensofafricadolls.com/

https://malaville-toys.myshopify.com/collections/all

https://www.ikuzidolls.com/

http://www.ethidolls.com/

http://www.saramadolls.com/index.php

https://www.etsy.com/shop/KimaniCustomDolls

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DivineAngelShop

List: https://www.ddsmagazine.com/single-post/2017/03/04/On-the-Hunt-for-Black-Dolls-Heres-a-List

List: https://www.bbnomics.com/top-7-black-owned-doll-makers-and-designers/?utm_campaign=Share+the+wealth%21&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Black Owned Construction Companies:

Indiana-based Powers & Sons Construction Co. Inc.

Fl-based NuJak Construction (Florida’s fastest growing construction and property management companies)

MZM Construction & Management Co., based in Newark, N.J.

SLR Contracting and Service Co.(Based in Buffalo, N.Y. and specializing in commercial construction, management and design build services)

C.D. Moody Construction Co. Based in Lithonia, Georgia

(Memphis, TN based) Castle Black Construction

*( http://www.blackenterprise.com’s blog posts about these businesses)

 

Black Owned Video Game Companies:

http://madamenoire.com/110111/gaming-gurus-6-black-owned-companies-that-play-hard/

https://blackgirlnerds.com/diamond-storm-entertainment-a-black-owned-game-company/

Black Owned Hotel Directory:

http://www.nabhood.net/home/index.php/hotels/hoteldirectory

Black Owned Luxury hotels:

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/04/get_away_to_these_4_luxurious_black_owned_hotels_and_b_bs/

 

Black Owned Wineries:

http://www.zuriwine.com/black-owned-wineries.html

 

Black Owned Travel & Accomodations:

http://noirbnb.com/ Competes with Airbnb

http://bougieblackgirl.com/its-travel-season-heres-a-list-of-black-owned-travel-and-accommodation-businesses-that-will-respect-you-and-your-black-dollar/

Airforable enables you to book flights for a deposit upfront,
and the rest in installments before your departure date.

https://www.airfordable.com/referred?referrer=57b1dab72061711a006dd445

Black Owned Bridal Boutiques:

http://blackbridalbliss.com

Ivory Bridal Boutique (ATL) For Curvy Women

 

 

Black Owned Paper Company:

Bathroom tissue, paper towels, garbage bags, & other household products

www.freedompapercompany.com

 

Black Owned Mouthwash & Laundry Products:

Mouthwash: http://www.perfectlyunaltered.com/product/mouthwash

Mouthwash and detergent brands: http://blog.blackbusiness.org/2016/08/black-owned-toilet-paper-mouthwash-laundry-detergent-brands.html#.WEl9hPkrKM8

 

Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores:

https://www.ddsmagazine.com/single-post/2017/03/29/100-Black-Owned-Beauty-Supply-Stores-in-the-US

http://www.officialblackwallstreet.com/black-owned-beauty-supply-stores/

http://blackgirllonghair.com/2014/12/26-black-owned-beauty-supply-stores-to-support/

GA: http://www.shellysbeautysupply.com/

 

Black Barber Shops:

http://blackbarber.net/

 

Black Owned Spas:

http://www.spaindex.com/special-features/black-owned-spas/

GA: Mane Attraction Boutique & Spa (Lawrenceville)

 

Black Owned Hair Care Brands:

We sell all natural hair, body and facial care products at                      perfectlyunaltered.com      Download a brochure here!

List: http://community.allhiphop.com/discussion/458390/list-of-black-owned-and-non-black-owned-hair-care-products ( * Carol’s Daughter is no longer black owned)

Also: https://briogeohair.com/

 

Black Owned Car Portable Hair Straightener:

http://www.ladboutique.bigcartel.com/

 

Black Owned Nail Polish/Make-Up Brands:

Nail Polishes:

-Pear Nova
-O So Dollish (relauncging)
-Bernadette Thompson
-Lenora Nail Colors
-WAH London (UK based)
-Adore Her Nails
-1143 Nails
-Polished Nail Colors
-Breukelen Polish
-Vane Polish (International)
-Princess M Nail polish
-G-Merc Lacquer (relaunching)
-25th & June
-Joveeco
-Risque
-Bridgette Lacquer
-K2 Nail Paint
-Nasty Nails LLC
-Superstar Nails
-Lisa Lacquer
-Ooo Polish
-Poilseed Colors Llc
-Get Your Nails D.I.D

Makeup:

http://mentedcosmetics.com (Vegan)

http://liproulette.storenvy.com/ (Vegan & Handmade)

-B’elegant Cosmetics
-The Lip Bar (as seen on Shark Tank)
-XXIOMORA Cosmetics
-Ajani Cosmetics
-Kami Cosmetics
-Ordained Beauty
-Bovanti Cosmetics
-JD Glow Cosmetics
-Rossimodo Cosmetics
-Shawni Kayy
-Lip Fetish
-Iman

Also Princess M Cosmetics (Started by a 15 year old)

 

Black Owned Skincare/ Black Friday Deals

http://blackgirllonghair.com/2016/11/bglh-black-owned-brands-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-sale-listings-2016-edition/

 

Safe Spaces for Black Women:

21ninety.com

blackgirllonghair.com

 

Black Owned Subscription Boxes:

Beauty:

http://www.centrictv.com/beauty-style/beauty/articles/2015/07/16/5-beauty-subscription-boxes-black-women-will-love.html

Non-Beauty:

https://blackandmarriedwithkids.com/2016/08/9-black-owned-subscription-boxes/

Books:

http://www.noir-reads.com/

Girls Ages 4-17:

https://blackbutterflybeautiful.com/

Black Sorority Subscription Box:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-black-owned-subscription-box-for-sororities-you-need-to-know-about_us_5808dac2e4b0b994d4c4d9ad

Black Hair Vendors:

http://www.supportasista.com/black-hair-vendors/

http://bellejheanell.com/2015/02/18/5-black-owned-natural-textured-hair-weave-brands-maintain/

https://www.runwaycurls.com/

https://www.lovxurioushairloft.com/

https://www.shareeshair.com/

 

Black Owned Clothing:

http://colossill.com/

https://unitybamn.com

www.rbgtees.com

Www.twid.biz

https://www.compassmfgco.com/

Women’s swimwear: http://www.officialblackwallstreet.com/black-owned-swimwear/

 Black Owned Hand-Bag Sellers:

https://blackmainstreet.net/15-black-owned-hand-bag-companies-to-support/

 

Black Owned Shoe Companies:

http://naturallymoi.com/2015/06/4-black-owned-shoe-brands-that-every-black-person-should-buy-from/

Nude Shoes: www.nudesoles.com

https://www.africanhandmadeshoes.com/

http://www.enzifootwear.com/

http://deamifootwear.com/

Sneakers and Clothing: http://www.tikiclothingco.com/

Sneakers: https://www.negash83.com/

Sneakers: http://www.starbury.com/

Sneakers: http://www.sneakerscustom.com/

High End Women’s: https://www.kendallmilesdesigns.com/

Dressy Men’s: www.lflsshoes.com

 

Black Owned Footwear for Diabetics!

www.mlacped.weebly.com

 

Black Owned Lingerie Company:

Audrey-Olivia.com (Goes up to DDD, Available at walmart!)

nubianskin.com

http://2bu-ltd.com/ (UK based but offers free US Shipping)

8 morehttp://www.mycoloures.com/2015/02/9-black-owned-lingerie-brands-you.html?m=1#axzz4SQswa3S1

 

Black Owned Nude Tights and Knee Highs

http://ownbrown.com/

 

Black Owned Jewelry Shops on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Napptacular

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SevenRenee

https://www.etsy.com/shop/KheperaAdornments

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintiCoutureOnEtsy?

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HomeofAfricanArt

 

Black Owned Jewelry Companies:

http://www.sahgol.co/

http://melaniemarie.com/

harcolby.com

 

Black Owned Home Decor:

https://www.chocolateancestor.com/

 

Black Owned Art-Work:

http://www.buyblackart.com/

 

Black Owned Businesses For Gift & Holiday Shopping:

http://www.afrobella.com/2014/11/26/101-independent-black-owned-businesses-support-blackout-friday/

 

Black owned Blog that Highlights Black Owned Businesses Around the Globe 

(Like their blog)

https://wordpress.com/posts/www.bbnomics.com

 

 

Black Owned Event Rentals:

Party Palace Event Rental (Houston, TX)

 

Black Owned Wooden Stand Up Paddle Boards:

https://spendefy.com/listings/jarvis-boards/https://spendefy.com/listings/jarvis-boards/

 

Black Owned in NYC

Black Owned Directory

http://buyblacknyc.com/ 

Black Owned Nail Salons

http://www.centrictv.com/beauty-style/beauty/articles/2015/07/02/3-black-owned-nail-salons-in-nyc-you-should-know-about.html

Black Owned Restaurants

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2015/05/07/black-owned-restaurants-nyc/

 

Black Owned in The UK

https://shoppeblack.com/2015/12/black-owned-businesses-uk/

Black Owned Directory APP (U.K.):http://cantoo.org.uk/

Volunteer:  http://www.standingwithourchildren.org.uk/

Lingerie: http://2bu-ltd.com/ (Free UK & US Delivery)

 

Community Of Black Business Owners CANADA

http://blackbusinesspartners.leadpages.co/bbcprelaunch/

Black Owned in Africa:

http://rigamani.co.za/ (South African Black-Owned Construction Company specializing in Civil / Structural & Building; and Project Management.)

Black Owned Airline: Blue Crane (South Africa)

Black Owned Car Manufacturers:

http://www.africaranking.com/top-10-african-car-manufacturers/

& https://www.forbes.com/sites/faraigundan/2015/01/31/made-in-africa-three-cars-designed-and-manufactured-in-africa/#228c4c38521b

Pharmacies: http://kalapeng.co.za/about-group.html

 

If you have anything to add to this list, please comment below!

 

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Check out these compiled lists of  black owned companies to shop from!

https://www.bbnomics.com/100-black-owned-businesses-to-support-365-days-a-year/

http://www.afrobella.com/2015/11/28/350-independent-black-owned-businesses-to-support/

 

 

 

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How To Save Money on Food While Eating Healthy at the Same Time!

One thing that i recently started implementing to save more money on groceries is preparing a bulk of quick foods on the weekend. I make a big pot of soup, a big bowl of salad and snack size portions of fruit and chips. This helps encourage us to eat healthier because it is visible and convenient. Often times i would go for unhealthier options because they would require less physical work. They could be ready in 1 minute and i wouldn’t have to chop, wash or peel them. Now instead of having a piece of cake i have some fruit. Now instead of eating a whole bag of chips in 2 servings, we have single serve ziploc pouches that allow snacks to stretch longer periods of time.  This also helps us save money because we can take quick snacks or lunches that I’ve pre-made instead of buying fast food. For quick and easy healthy recipes, follow our food & drink board on Pinterest Here!

 

Below are 10 other things to keep in mind when shopping to save money on groceries!

1. Stick to your list! How many times have you gone grocery shopping for a few things and you end up with a cart full of unnecessary items? Don’t shop while you are hungry and only get exactly what’s on your list. If you see a 10 for 10 deal , get exactly how many you need. Most of these advertised deals work with fewer items, check the fine print to be sure!

2. Coupons! Coupons are great but they only save you money when you only use them for things on your list. Getting a coupon for something makes you feel like your saving money, but they can also convince you to get things extra items just because you’ll save a few cents. Another thing to do when using a coupon is to compare prices. Often times we get a coupon for an item but end up ditching it because the price still is more expensive than an non-discounted item. You can find great coupons from coupons.com and you can get cash back using the app Checkout 51!

3. Try off brands! This may not work for everyone as some people like specific brands for certain foods. I am not loyal to any brand of food, i buy the cheapest or healthier option. I save so much money on condiments, sauces and pasta by buying the store brand or brands that aren’t as advertised. Have you ever compared active ingredients on pharmaceuticals or cleaning products vs the name brand. A lot of times i find off brand have the same ingredients but for half the cost of name brands!

4. Do it Yourself Whenever you can! Buying fruits or veggies that are pre-cut is a great way to waste money. Instead buy vegetables and choose a day to wash and cut them into convenient portions for later. You can keep half refrigerated and half frozen so you have less food going unused. I  found that i would buy a lot of healthy foods with good intentions but end up not using them before they would rot. When healthy options are convenient, you are more likely to use them!

5. Don’t pay more for convenience! This includes buying groceries from local pharmacies (Walgreens and CVS) as well as buying foods that are quick serve. Some examples of things that are more expensive to buy premade are broths,  microwaveable rice,  canned beans, diced or shredded chicken.

6. Compare prices! A lot of grocery stores make it easy to compare prices because they list prices per oz on the pricing labels. Another tip is to compare weekly ads for the items you need.  A mobile app Retale, lets you compare weekly ads for store near you! Walmart and target price match so you can cut down on going to multiple stores!

7. Certain things are cheaper in bulk, some things are not! Don’t always assume bigger sizes means bigger deals. As the tip above states, always compare price per oz on price labels. A rule of thumb, most cost per item or pound when it comes to fruits and vegetables seem  to be more expensive then their prepackaged bag option. Usually, you can snag a better deal on fruit and veggies that are in a  pound bags.

8. Shop at the dollar store! The dollar store has a lot of great bargains for food and household items. I like to buy minced garlic, sea salt, seasonings, dry herbs, salad dressing, soy milk and sauces (teriyaki, soy, and hot wing) . If you like white bread, you can count on getting a huge wonder bread loaf for $1.

9. Freeze food for later use! Freezing foods give you the option to extend the shelf life of your food, thus giving you more bang for your buck. If you find that you are constantly throwing foods away before you can use them, google ways to either freeze them or make them last longer. I was able to find ways to make celery, potatoes and other foods last longer so i i wasted less $$ !

10. Buy foods that will be used multiple ways! Trying out new recipes sometimes causes us to buy an ingredient to use one time. You can use alllrecipes.com or Pinterest to find recipes using a certain ingredient. If you will only use an ingredient once, you can also substitute it for a similar herb, spice  or etc that you already have.

 

Want more? Here are some great links to help you save money while grocery shopping!

Save Time & Money — 31 Things You Can Freeze!

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/more-shopping-storing/grocery-store-layout/cooking-demonstrations

 

What are some of your tips to saving money on food? Are any of these tips helpful?  I would love to hear from you below! Thanks for reading!