New research says some days are cheaper to get groceries than others


COLUMBUS- Grocery shopping can be complicated enough with store-by-store deals, coupons, and rebates. A new study says if you want to save, pay close attention to what day you're heading to the store.

Consumer tracking and rebate savings app "iBotta" reveals research that says you can get the best bang for your buck by coordinating the day you shop with the items you plan to buy.

For example, buying a bottle of wine on a Tuesday could save you 4%. But if you need bread and beer, shopping on a Wednesday could save 2%. Snacks like cookies and chips are the least expensive on Thursdays, and fresh produce and ice cream are cheapest on Fridays.

That may not seem like much, but even 2-percent savings can stack up. The USDA has listed the average expenditure of a moderate-spending family of 4 to be about $884 per month. By choosing a better day to shop, that 2-percent could save a family well more than $200 in a year.

Learn more about the study here.