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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Have a Shopping List

Never enter a supermarket planning to wing it. “Going to the grocery store without a list in hand can be deadly to your budget. Make a list and stick to it,” suggests CouponCabin.com president Jackie Warrick.

Aimless browsing will cost you at checkout -- time really does equal money at the market. “The longer we stay in a store, the more we spend,” says Lempert . So get in, get what you need, and get out. Most of us are also guilty of accidently buying things we already have. So take inventory of your pantry, fridge and freezer before you head out with your well-thought out list tucked into your bag. “Otherwise you’re going to spend more,” Lempert says.

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