10 Ways to Save $Money$ at the Grocery Store

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Have you noticed that products are getting smaller and prices are either going up or staying the same? Well you are right! There are quite a few articles that have been released supporting this: (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92426936) (http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/business/consuminginterests/blog/2008/03/less_is_more.html)  (http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-06-11-shrinking-sizes_N.htm) (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25570106/ns/business-consumer_news/)

With the economy, many manufacturers have reduced the sizes of their packages and kept the prices the same. What does this mean??? You may have to buy more and you definitely end up paying more for less.

Below are some tips to try and save money the next time you are at the grocery store.

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  1. Shop Alone: Shopping with children usually adds a few extra items to your cart.
  2. The highest priced items are usually located at chest level. Reach up or kneel down to SAVE.
  3. Purchase frozen veggies in packages for $1.00. They are healthier than the canned and cheaper.
  4. Do not buy frozen prepared meals. It is cheaper and healthier to make your meals and freeze them on your own.
  5. Do not shop when you are hungry. This will add more items to your shopping cart.
  6. Buy your cheese in bulk and shred it on your own and store it in the refrigerator.
  7. Make your own pizza. Pizza dough and sauce costs ~$1.75. I will post a recipe soon to help with this. 
  8. Freeze your meals and reheat them for lunch throughout the week.
  9. Do not buy soda. Soda increases your waist line and your bill at the grocery store. Soda is not part of the Mediterranean diet and is a source of health troubles for many. By eliminating soda, some people have lost up to 20 pounds.
  10. Buy in-season produce or plant a garden.

What is your favorite tip? Do you have any tips for our readers??


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4 Responses to “10 Ways to Save $Money$ at the Grocery Store”

  1. TimNo Gravatar Says:

    I will try it.

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  2. Karen PeekNo Gravatar Says:

    Love your blog post. How funny we wrote some of the same things. When I wrote mine, I had a few other tips in my mind which are some you have on yours. I almost added them to mine and decided not to. Glad you shared your post.

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  3. Karen PeekNo Gravatar Says:

    I have a tip to add to your tip number 3. Frozen veggies have more nutrients in them than canned or even fresh when buying at the grocery store. The companies pick the veggies when they are most ripe and freeze them at that point which locks in the nutrients. Fresh veggies at the store were picked when they became ripe. Then they travel to stores all over the country and lose nutrients and life as they travel and wait to be purchased.

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  4. Kevin StangerNo Gravatar Says:

    This is a terrific blog! I wish mine was this good! :)

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