What are your favorite money saving tips at the store or market?
Aisle by aisle, there are savings all over the store! Find out how to save more money next time you shop by following the tips below.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are great choices at the store! You can find them fresh, canned, frozen, and dried. Look for those that are on sale to save money. For fresh items that are not on sale, purchase those that are less processed. For example, buy a head of lettuce that you would need to cut up at home instead of bags of pre-cut and pre-washed lettuces. Canned, frozen, and dried items are often just as good for you as fresh! Limit canned, frozen, and dried fruits that have added sugars.
Grains and Cereals
Choose grain products, like breads, cereals, pasta, and rice, that are on sale. Stock up if you can when a good price hits! Breads can be frozen for longer storage. Look for store versions of name-brand favorites.
Check the sales ads before you go shopping to plan meals based on these. Canned meats (such as chicken or tuna), beans, peanut butter, and eggs are also great protein choices to try at home.
Dairy and Eggs
Check the advertisements and different stores to find the best milk and eggs prices in town. If you eat shredded cheese, it is usually lower cost to buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself!
- Make sure to check the sales advertisements each week before shopping.
- If your favorite store has a savings card or program, think about signing up for additional savings.
- Compare prices between store brands and name brand items to get the best bang for your buck.
- If you use coupons, make sure they are for items you really will use at home and that are really saving you money!