Tip #1 You will spend less on food if you shop with a list and never shop when your hungry.
Tip #2 Shopping during off peak hours not only saves time, but means less time standing near "compulsive purchase" merchandise near the checkout.
Tip #3 You can save hundreds of dollars a year by comparing price-per-ounce or other unit prices on shelf labels. Stock up on those items with low per-unit costs.
Tip #4 Cut coupons and
organize them by food group or in an expandable check file. Cut and
save only the ones you know you will use. Don’t buy something, simply
because you have a coupon for it.
Tip #5 Add ‘bulk cooking’ to
your vocabulary. Set aside one day per week and prepare meals for the
next seven days – place them in the freezer. This will shave 100’s of
dollars off your yearly food expenses. There will always be something
in the freezer to fix, so need to run out for fast food.
Tip #6 Watch the grocery clerk as they scan your items to avoid being over-charged and double check your bill before you leave. Incorrect pricing and
over charging is not uncommon.