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by sitecore\jhorton on July 31, 2013

Note: This guest post was written by Tommye White, Sr. Director at Money Management International.

Grocery shopper saves money

Even though I like to think of myself as a smart shopper, I am like others when I get to the check-out at the grocery store: shocked that my bill is so high for the small amount of groceries I have in my cart.

I feel like I do a pretty good job of purchasing the most for the least amount of money, but I have tried the following three things below to push the envelope.

  1. I take a quick look at what I have in my pantry and refrigerator before I go to the store. Many times I find that leftover squash or a bit of chicken that I can use to make a new meal with only one or two purchased ingredients. I just jot down what I have on a piece of paper for reference when I get to the store.
  2. I am starting to buy more frozen vegetables. They are less likely to spoil from my neglect or lack of organization.
  3. I take a few minutes to look over the flyers at the grocery store. They are usually right by the front door and you can snag one and sit outside or find a quiet corner and just scan them. This eliminates the need to purchase newspapers if you would not otherwise read it. I have also signed up for email notifications from my top two stores so that I receive information about specials.

The good news is I saved about 5 percent of my total grocery bill last week just by being a little savvy.

I am using the ingredients on hand more, cooking a little more creatively, and have a bit more cash in my wallet.

Not a bad deal for only a few extra minutes of my time!

What about you? How do you save money on groceries? Share your tips in the comment section below!

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Jacob says:
August 01, 2013

These are all great Ideas and currently use them often. Another technique is to shop by the oz. Many times what seems to be cheaper is actually more expensive. With the high and raising cost of food it still is a challenge to get out with out blowing your budget.

Margrett Moussa says:
August 01, 2013

EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for the tips!

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