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Get Started Saving

Planning ahead is key to saving money!

“The tips I learned on saving money at the store have been so helpful. I am able to now save money to purchase other things that my children need and also save money for our family.”

Getting Started

  • Check the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer before you go shopping.
  • Check the sales advertisements and coupons that may be available.
  • Plan meals for the week based on what you have already available and what is on sale! This really helps save you money. Use our recipes section to find new favorites!
  • Make a shopping list and stick to it! Limit impulse purchase at the store.

Where to Shop Near You

Where do you shop for foods and beverages? You can purchase foods at the local grocery store, corner store, super center, or farmers market!

  • Do you receive SNAP benefits using the Illinois LINK Card? Find out which stores and markets in your area accept them by visiting the SNAP Retailer Locator from the USDA.
  • For a list of Farmers Markets in Illinois that accept the Illinois LINK Card, visit here.
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