11 Oct Group Shopping with Roommates Can Save You a Lot of Money
Group shopping for groceries is the smartest way to tackle food expenses with your roommates. Going to the closest grocery store at 12am to get milk is not the best way to save money. Since your roommates are probably doing the same, your fridge is most likely empty or has 3 cartons of milk in it. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a way for your and your roomies to save a few bucks?
Bulk food purchase is easy and helps you share household expenses equally. Get your housemates together to make a group purchase and get more control over your money. Here’s how to do it with Cheetah.
Group Shopping Is the Easiest Way to Shop for Groceries
Whether you’re sharing an apartment with 2 or 3 friends, it’s easy to arrange for everyone to get involved. Ask your friends to download the free Cheetah app. Have one person create an account that everyone can join. Then invite your friends to add items to the cart.
Cheetah carries both family-friendly and restaurant-sizes, so you can always order according to the number of people ordering.
Stay Safe during Covid-19 with Flexible Delivery
Getting your groceries delivered to you helps keep yourself and your roommates safe during Covid-19. This way, you can minimize the number of people you come into contact with while still enjoying flexible delivery times.
Oh and here’s the bonus – order over $100 and get free delivery!
Group Shopping of Food Is Cost-Effective
Wholesale purchases are much cheaper than the average grocery store purchase. A single group purchase can save up to 40% on your bulk purchase! You can also get free delivery for orders above 250$. Great excuse to stock up on those snacks.
Be Environmentally Conscious
Buying in bulk helps reduce packaging waste. Cheetah offers recyclable and compostable containers and utensils that make it easy to share with your roommates. Stop fighting over who’s turn it is to do the dishes and be environmentally friendly at the same time.
Preparing for a Group Purchase
Group shopping is all about getting organized (or growing up, as your Mom would call it). Choose items that are easy to divide between everyone. Make a list of items you’re going to split like fruits and vegetables, eggs and water bottles. Make another list for items you’ll use together like coffee, tea, sugar or salt.
A standard fridge usually has three levels, assign each level to a different roommate so your food doesn’t get mixed up. Stock up on recyclable containers to divide portions of meat or cheese. Use stickers with your names so everyone knows what’s whose.
Make It Fun
There are more ways to have fun with your roommates than just ordering pizza. Group shopping, batch cooking and eating together is not only a fun activity to do together, it will also save you a lot of money.
It’s quarantine anyway, so why not make a day of it and cook everyone’s favorite dishes?
Meal prep your week by batch cooking and freezing portions of the food to use later. The more food you use together, the less food and money will go to waste.
How Group Purchasing Works
Group shopping is easy. Simply follow these steps to place your first order:
- Download the free app and set up a Cheetah account in less than 30 seconds.
- Invite your roommates to your account with the “My Staff” feature. Click on “Invite Coworkers” and send your roommates an invite to download Cheetah so they can start adding items to the cart.
- Browse the great selection of restaurant-grade products offered at wholesale prices.
- Choose a delivery time that’s convenient for you.
- Help the environment by checking the ‘Disposables’ tile. Choose from a wide selection of recyclable and compostable containers and film wrap to split and store bulk products.
- Get your order delivered to you or pick it up at the location of your choice.
- Split the payment using apps like Venmo and Splitwise.
Get the app and start saving money!
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