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December 12, 20000 found this helpful

- Don't Shop Hungry -

# 1 rule! Always eat before you go shopping! You will buy less junk and save lots of money even without coupons.

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December 12, 20000 found this helpful

- Shop Healthy -

To shop for healthy foods try shopping only around the perimeter of the store - - one big square. You'll get fruits and veggies, dairy and meats that way and you will avoid the very costly processed foods

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December 12, 20000 found this helpful

- Grocery Shopping Online -

I've just recently started grocery shopping online. If this convenience is available in your area, give it a try. I've found myself actually spending LESS because I do not impulse buy. It takes me about an hour online to place an order. In 1-2 days, a friendly young man actually CARRIES all my groceries into my kitchen for me! And, I've gained my weekend back, because I used to waste my entire Saturday shopping from store to store.

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Anonymous
April 18, 20010 found this helpful

Avoid buying food that is not on your shopping list. People
buy an average of one unplanned item per aisle at the
supermarket.

Marta - Chicago

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April 10, 20040 found this helpful

we set a monthly budget. i make a menu and a list from it. know whats on sale. combine with coupons. stock up on sale items, especially meat, but only if you already get it regularly. buy family packs and divide them, put in zip bags or wrap in saran type wrap and freeze. freeze bread--buy the day old stuff. freeze in season produce or buy frozen--often healthier and cheaper!make the right size portions and do not overbuy unfreezable perishables.. remember dehydration saves stuff too.

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July 27, 20050 found this helpful

We find a lot of shopping tips bouncing around the net. "Don't shop hungry. Shop alone. Befriend your butcher. Use coupons." Below you will find a few tips that I haven't seen published as often.

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Here are a few shopping tips.

Before you go to the grocery story, clean out your fridge to make room for the new groceries. It makes it easier to rotate your food and avoid nasty leftovers.

Anytime you walk into any store, see if they have a flyer available. Often you can get coupons inside the store or at least find out what's on sale.

Grocery stores try to put the items they would like you to buy at eye level on the shelves. Look up and down and try to avoid buying items from the end of the isles unless you know it's a good deal.

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July 27, 20050 found this helpful

When you buy an item don't use it right away. Wait a week or so because in a week the item will be cheaper and you can take it back to get the discounted price!

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July 27, 20050 found this helpful

When you need food and are on a low income, try shopping at a Dollar Store, Cost U Less, or other discount stores.

By Ginger Morris

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July 28, 20050 found this helpful

If you live near a bakery outlet store, such as Pepperidge Farm, buy bread in bulk and freeze it. Many of the items are not even outdated and cost much less than buying at the grocery store.

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July 31, 20050 found this helpful

My first tip is to shop at the day old bakery - especially for like snack cakes and that type of things for school lunches. Much cheaper. The ones around here even have like the pudding 4-packs, chips and of course different kinds of breads.

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I also shop at Dollar Stores and we have Just a Buck stores around here where everything is $1.00. GREAT!! I try to stock up on my snacks for a week for work so I am not so tempted to buy out of vending machine and such.

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By Jamie-Dayton, Ohio (Guest Post)
August 1, 20050 found this helpful

some deli counters in grocery stores, like Meijer for example sells all sliced deli meat and cheeze for half off when the deli closes. Meijer's is around 9-9:15.

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By Dejas (Guest Post)
October 4, 20050 found this helpful

Each Tuesday the local grocery stores send out sales sheets for the coming week in the mail. I then go through my coupons, match up items on sale with any coupons I may have for them and make meal plans around what's on sale.

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When making out my list, I visualize the different aisles in the store. I then make out my list according to the items found on each aisle, starting with the order of the aisles I go down. This way, I save time because I'm not constantly going back and forth finding things on my list.

I also use competitor ads when shopping at Wal Mart. I can really save money when a competitor has something on sale that I also have a coupon for. This way, I can pretty much get everything I need in one stop.

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