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5 Ways to Save Money

Here are five tips to saving money on everyday groceries.

1) First begin by collecting receipts from your grocery purchases. Then figure out the average price per store for items you buy every week (after coupon if available). Example: I buy tortillas, oats, cheese, butter, olive oil, rice, tuna, etc. 

2) Spread shopping over several shops to get the best price on your regular purchases. Example: I buy my oats and butter at Aldis but my meat from Publix. Go to Aldis one week, Sam's the next, etc.

3) Put aside a little money every week to build a stockpile. That way when you see a grocery cart in the back of the Kroger full of Parmesan in the green cans marked half off, you can buy 13 cans.

4) Buy a deep freeze, you need a place to store a lot of cans of Parmesan.

5) Talk to your elderly neighbors; they know where the best prices are. That’s how I found the day old bread store on Powers Ferry. I get 100 percent whole wheat bread for $1.25 a loaf and really awesome corn tortilla chips 2/$3 (14oz).

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Melissa Kory November 01, 2011 at 03:19 PM
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