How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When Buying Breakfast Foods

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Prices on breakfast foods have been on the rise for a while now. Just last October, General Mills and Tyson pushed through price increases to compensate for their additional shipping costs.

Eating a healthy breakfast is important, but we know that keeping your costs down is also important. We’ll show you some great ways to save on the most important meal of the day!

Use Your Coupons!

This may seem obvious, but I’m surprised how many people don’t use coupons. Almost every major grocery chain now has an app that you can add coupons directly to your account by simply clicking them and using your loyalty card or phone number at checkout.

Those are the super simple coupons to score that everyone should be taking advantage of to save.

Buying at least one, if not extra copies of the Sunday paper will allow you to score even more coupons. Many stores will allow you to stack the store coupons with manufacturer coupons.

You can save a ton by stacking coupons and sometimes get lucky enough to get items free! You can also print coupons online from multiple different sites such as RedPlum and SmartSource.

Discount Grocery and Salvage Stores

Discount stores such as Aldi, The Dollar Store, and many other chains have breakfast foods at incredible prices. Most of these stores also accept coupons so shopping these stores with your coupons is the very best way to save money on breakfast foods and ingredients.

There are also some salvage stores which sell canned and boxed goods that are past the expiration or have package damage. Many foods are perfectly fine to eat after their expiration provided the packaging is not damaged. Shop these stores to get rock bottom prices on cereals, canned fruits and more.


Every store you shop at will have a clearance section somewhere. If you cannot find it – simply ask a store associate or the store manager. They’ll be happy to point out where their clearance sections are located throughout the store.

My local grocer even has a clearance produce section that I found almost by accident one day. I had no idea they had one and now I check that rack every time I shop for discounted fruits and vegetables that I can incorporate into my breakfast.

If you shop first thing in the morning, you’ll have the best selection of clearance items. By the end of the day, the sections have been picked over, so shopping early will allow you to get the best deals.