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Smart Grocery Shopping Can Save You Money

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            Going to the grocery store today can be a very stressful time. Here are a few tips to try and keep the stress level down. Meal planning can help keep you within your budget. A meal plan and these tips can help a bit. 

Clip Grocery CouponsEvery little penny helps. The more you use them, the more the savings add up. 

Take Advantage Of Sales – Read the local newspaper and the grocery store ads. This is also a great way to stock up on items that you use a lot of. Watch for the sales and plan your meals for the week around what is on sale.

Write it down  – Make a list of what you need. Take the list with you to the grocery store and this will help you to not make unnecessary purchases. 

Organize – Keep your pantry and freezer organized. This helps a lot with saving money. If your pantry and freezer are organized then you know what you have and what you need. 

Save On Meat and Cheese – Meat and cheese that is already cut and cubed will cost a bit more. Buy the meat and cut it into cubes or stir fry strips yourself.  Block cheese can be shredded or cubed easily. This can save a bit on of your grocery budget. 

Buying whole chickens can be a money saver.  Also be on the lookout for family packs that you can break down and freeze into multiple packs for multiple meals.

Convenience foods can add up. You can make your own smaller packs of items from buying larger packs. Example: Don’t buy the box of small bags of chips. Buy a big bag and make your own smaller bags. 

last and most important rule to save money grocery shopping – IF YOUR FAMILY WILL NOT EAT IT , DON’T BUY IT!




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