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Do you ever wonder how some people do it—how they spend so little money at the grocery store each week? You can do it too! Here are a few easy ideas for saving time and money at the grocery store.

Plan Your Meals

  • Take time on the weekend to plan your snacks and meals for the week.
  • Make a grocery list of the foods you will need for your weekly snacks and meals.
  • Check your cupboards and refrigerator as you make your grocery list.
  • Plan your menu around store specials, coupons, and in-season fruits and vegetables.

Shop Wisely

  • Eat before you shop so you are not hungry.
  • Only buy the foods on your grocery list.
  • Compare prices of different brands and sizes.
  • Buy generic or store brands to save money.
  • Check for the expiration dates and use-by dates.
  • Remember that convenience items save time but not money.
  • Use the nutrition label to help make wise food choices.
  • Check out your local farmers market and compare prices.

Don’t Forget…

  • Take your groceries home and put them away as quickly as possible.
  • Make sure you store groceries properly to prevent foods from spoiling.
  • Eat sensible portions.
  • Use leftovers for another meal.

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