Read your grocery store’s weekly ad and plan your meals around the specials.
Branch out and check the ads of competing grocery stores too.
Check your freezer, refrigerator, and cupboards and use what you already have in meals.
Shop with a grocery list and stick to it. Buy only what’s on your list and say “no” to impulse purchases.
Save money by purchasing fruits and vegetables that are in season.
Ideally, you’ll eat your fruits and vegetables. However, if you tend to let them go bad, buy frozen. That way, you won’t waste money when you throw them out.
Check out your local farmer’s market to save money on fruits and vegetables. Locally grown produce is typically less expensive and fresher than what you’d find at the grocery store.
Meat is typically the most expensive part of a meal. Use beans in your meals a few times a week to save money.
Beans are a good source of protein and fiber and are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Save money by washing and cutting up your own food.
We live in a world of convenience, however the extra five minutes you spend preparing your own food will save you money.
Compare prices between brand name food items and generic.
Buying groceries at a superstores such as a Target store will also save you money on common food items.
Whole what bread can be expensive. Buy more than one loaf when it’s on sale and keep a loaf in your freezer to use later.
Check the bulk bins at your grocery store. This is a great place to find whole grains, nuts, seeds, etc.
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