If you’re going to eat, at some point, you’re going to have to go to the grocery store. Why not save money while you‘re there? There’s no reason it has to be a wallet-draining chore — just follow these ten easy tips on saving money at the grocery store.
1. Make, and Stick to, a List
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Money Saved: from $10 up to $100 per week
Additional Time Spent: 20 minutes
Additional Trouble Level: 3 out of 10
Before you shop, make a list of the things you want to buy. Check your cupboard, fridge, and freezer to see what you already have, check the circulars from your local stores to see what’s on sale, and look in your coupon bin to see what you have in there, too! Only buy what you need, bonus if it’s on sale, and double bonus if you have a coupon AND it’s on sale! If you don’t make a list, you’ll end up buying things you already have, and you’ll forget things you really will need.