20 Ways to Save Big on Your Holiday Grocery Bill

Don't let entertaining bust your budget. Our expert grocery shopping tips and tricks will save you beaucoup bucks throughout the holiday season -- and the year to come (21 Photos)

Jennifer Kantor on Nov 7, 2012 at 9:30AM

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20 Ways to Save Big on Your Holiday Grocery Bill

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Buy in Season

These days, there’s almost no fruit or vegetable that’s beyond reach in any given month. But just because you can buy blueberries in December, should you? If money, taste, health and the environment matter to you, the answer is a resounding no. According to Lempert, out-of-season produce costs more and has less flavor and nutrients than seasonal favorites like cranberries, canned pumpkin, sweet potatoes and fall fruits, which can be had for a song. Kelly Hancock, founder of the daily savings blog Faithful Provisions and author of the book Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half, and Raise Your Standard of Living... and Giving! takes advantage of the season’s bounty by serving either a Sweet Potato or Hashbrown Casserole made with in-season ingredients that are always on sale this time of year. Not sure what’s in season when? Here’s a list.

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