Mozo staff money saving hacks: How to save on your grocery bill

At Mozo, we love finding new ways to save money, and groceries are one of the easiest places to start. We asked our team for their best money-saving tips for grocery shopping, and they delivered some fantastic hacks. 

Here’s how our staff make their dollars go further and in an effort to keep their grocery bills in check.

Robyn’s savvy shopping strategies

"I always check unit prices and buy in bulk when items are on special. Buying fruit and vegetables in season saves money too—no blueberries for me in winter! I also buy imperfect produce and opt for cheaper cuts of meat to slow cook."

Max’s minimalist approach

"I can't be sure if it actually saves money, but I save waste (so, that’s a positive) by only buying what I need on any given day. I never do a weekly shop or anything like that. This way, I’m more mindful of what I purchase and I avoid buying things that I might not end up using. It also means that my produce is always fresh, and I’m less likely to throw away spoiled food. It’s a bit unconventional, but it works for me and my lifestyle."

Andrias' cashback trick

"I pre purchase Woolworths gift cards through cashback sites to get a 4% cashback. Every little cent matters! I find this method super effective because I’m essentially getting a discount on my groceries every time I shop. It might not seem like much initially, but those savings add up over time. Plus, using gift cards helps me stick to my budget since I’m limited to the amount on the card."

Emily’s meal planning

"I plan my whole week of meals by first checking what I have left in the pantry, fridge, and freezer. Then, I make a meal plan that uses similar ingredients across the week so I never have too much of anything. Another thing I do is, if I need to factor in dinner for six nights, I only buy enough for four because there's a good chance I’ll either go out or feel like skipping cooking. That way, I never have leftover food."

Shreya’s price comparisons

"I compare prices from Woolworths, Coles, and Aldi. This helps me find the best deals and save money. By spending a little extra time looking at the weekly specials and discounts each store offers, I can often find big savings. I also use price-matching apps and websites to quickly see where I can get the best deals for the items on my shopping list. This helps me maximise my savings and get the most value for my money without compromising on quality or quantity.

Did you know?

According to 9 NEWS, a supermarket shop costs 33% more now than it did 3 years ago View

Whether it's buying in bulk, planning meals, or comparing prices, every little effort helps in making your grocery shopping more budget-friendly. 

To compare savings and bank accounts to help you save even more, see the table below.

Savings account comparisons on Mozo

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    5.35% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    4.75% p.a.(for $0 to $1,000,000)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Bonus variable rate is available for the first 4 months.

    Competitive introductory variable rate for first 4 months (on deposits up to $250,000). No account keeping fees to pay. Multiple 2024 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner.

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    5.25% p.a. (for $0 to $1,000,000)

    0% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Intro bonus rate of 5.25% for balances up to $1,000,000 for the first 4 months, reverting to 3.25%. Minimum deposit of $50 and no withdrawals.

    Introductory bonus rate for balances up to $1,000,000 for the first 4 months. Minimum deposit of $50 and no withdrawals. Start your account online in under 10 minutes and earn interest on balances up to $1,000,000 (T&Cs apply). No monthly account fees, helping you save smarter and faster.

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  • Savings+Bonus

    5.00% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    2.00% p.a.(for $0 to $250,000)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Minimum $100 monthly deposit and no withdrawals to earn bonus interest each month.

    Earn a generous interest rate on your at-call savings (T&Cs apply). Interest is calculated daily and paid to you monthly. A $5 monthly membership fee will not apply if your total account balances with First Option Bank exceed $1,000 or you have a credit card or loan with the bank.

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  • Bonus Saver Account

    5.00% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    0.05% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Bonus rate when at least $20 is deposited each month and five Visa Debit transactions are made each month using linked Glide transaction account.

    Start saving and earn interest with just a $20 deposit and make 5 eligible transactions each month. No fees or penalties for withdrawing money.

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    Savings Maximiser

    5.50% p.a. (for $0 to $100,000)

    0.55% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yes up to $250,000

    For customers who have an Orange Everyday account, deposit $1000 into a personal ING account, make 5 eligible transactions and grow their nominated Savings Maximiser account each month.

    Great variable rate every month when you grow your balance each month in addition to other eligibility criteria. No ING fees to pay. Save even more with ING Everyday Round Up. Mozo Experts Choice Awards Everyday & Savings Bank of the Year winner for 2024.^

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