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    Fighting rising food bills? Here’s how you can keep your grocery costs under control.

    If you’re focused and organised when you visit the supermarket you’ll be less likely to buy things you don’t need.

    According to this BusinessTech article, the cost of a basic food basket increased by R100 from February to August, while BusinessDay Live reported that \"a low-income home now pays 20% more for a basic food basket than a year ago\"

    Fin 24 also reported that meat prices will increase by as much as 15% in December.

    Here's how you can shop and save

    • Create a shopping list based on your needs and your budget and stick to it. This way you're less likely to spend more than what you planned for
    • House brands aren't always cheaper. Compare them to others on the shelf to make sure they are before putting them into your trolley
    • Because meat prices increase in the months before, and up to the holidays, buy meat before these periods to save money
    • Pre-processed and prepared foods are more expensive than raw food you need to cook yourself
    • Buy in bulk to benefit from bulk discounts. However, do your research before as in some cases it's not cheaper
    • Pay with your card instead of drawing cash. It's cheaper (zero card transaction fees) and safer (you don't carry large amounts of cash on you)
    • If you must draw cash, do so at a till point and pay only R1.30 (R5.50 at a Capitec ATM and R8 at another bank's ATM)
    • Don't drive to a shop just to buy airtime or electricity. Save time and money when you use our app to buy it on your phone
    • If you don't know what you have available to spend, view your transaction history and available balances on our app. There's no need to go to a branch or an ATM to draw a statement

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