30 Days, 30 Ways to Save Money at the Supermarket

If grocery bills are bumming you out, you're not alone. Food costs may indeed be rising, but our savvy saving tips will help keep your spending in check - and stretch each paycheck further. A girl's gotta eat, right? (31 Photos)

Jennifer Kantor on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:00AM

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30 Days, 30 Ways to Save Money at the Supermarket

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Plan Your Meals

So what goes on the list? Well, the everyday basics, of course. Beyond that, it’s smart to create a food plan, since weekly menus help avoid quickie trips to the market. “Walking into the grocery store with a list and your meals for the week planned out will always save you money. You won’t buy impulsively, and you will arrive home with exactly what you need,” says Kelly Hancock, author of the book Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living... and Giving. As an added bonus, creating menus forces cooks to get creative in the kitchen — and prevents the daily headache of figuring out what’s for dinner.

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