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

chime in now
  • 1 of 21

20 Ways to Save Big on Your Holiday Grocery Bill

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

    Loading slides...

Food Prices Are Up

You’re not eating more, your fridge isn’t any fuller, and yet you’re doling out more cash at the supermarket than ever before. Is it your imagination or have food prices gone up? “Absolutely,” says Phil Lempert, A.K.A. the Supermarket Guru, a leading food industry analyst, writer and trend-watcher. Lempert says over the past three or four years prices “have increased and will continue to increase” thanks to climate change and the US’s recent drought. Forget conspiracy theories. “It’s not the industry just raising prices. The actual costs have gone up,” he says. “And over the next 20 years it’s only going to get worse.” With the food-focused holidays just around the corner, what’s a budget-conscious host to do?

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web