9 Ways to Save on Groceries

Want more money in your pocket? Then these nine thrifty tips are for you! Here’s how to save big bucks at the grocery store every time you shop:
  1. Make a grocery list, and stick to it. No impulse buying.
  2. Shop alone whenever possible. It will cut down on distractions.
  3. Never shop hungry. A quick snack before you enter the store will keep you focused on the stuff you need, not on what you crave.
  4. Carry your coupons.
  5. Choose larger-size items (a.k.a. value sizes) only if the unit price indicates that it’s a better deal than smaller-size packages.
  6. Buy generics. “Premium” store brands are the best quality for the lowest price. They are comparable to gourmet brands but cost 25% less.
  7. Cash is king. Leave your credit and debit cards at home, and only bring the amount of cash that you are planning to spend.
  8. Take a look at circulars and newspaper inserts every week for specials and sales.
  9. Check with your supermarket to see if you qualify for a senior discount, depending on your age. If you do, you may be able to save up to 10% on your groceries if you shop on a certain day of the week.

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