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Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store

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There is more variety on today's grocery store shelves than ever before. With so many choices, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Make shopping easier by following these guidelines:

  • Don't shop when you're hungry.
    You’re more likely to make impulse purchases on less nutritious items that cost more.
  • Make and stick to a shopping list.
    If you keep a running list at home of items that need to be replaced, you won't have to worry about forgetting anything.
  • Organize your list into sections according to the layout of the supermarket.
    This cuts down on time and the number of passes you need to make through the aisles.
  • Check for supermarket specials.
    These are printed in the newspaper or online. Plan your shopping trip around what is on sale.

If you are a single-person household, there are special ways to maximize your food dollars at the grocery store:

  • Buy frozen vegetables and fruit in bags.
    Take out what you need and freeze the rest.
  • Look for foods sold in single servings.
    You'll find juice, yogurt, frozen meals, soup and pudding.
  • Shop from bulk bins.
    So you can buy smaller amounts.
  • Talk to the butchers. Ask them, or the produce managers, for a smaller amount of prepackaged items.
  • Buy produce that keeps longer in the refrigerator.
    Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and carrots.
  • Buy small loaves of bread.
    Then, wrap and freeze bread you won't use right away.

Reviewed January 2013