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10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries at the Supermarket

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

After yesterday’s post on how to save at the supermarket, I thought I’d share my grocery-buying strategies for keeping our food spending under control as well. This combined with how we save on organic food, means we are buying quality food at reasonable prices. Plus, it means we have more money to spend on higher quality and expensive items, too. Everyone loves a special meal now and again, right?

Do you struggle with keeping your food budget under control? Between eating out and convenience foods, packaged snacks and late-night cravings, feeding a family can add up in a hurry. Here are ten ways to cut your grocery bill while still eating well.

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10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries at the Supermarket

1. Plan a menu.

Start by planning a menu. Not only will you spend less eating out, but you'll be able to use what's in your fridge, cupboards and pantry and build on it, making your shopping list smaller and cheaper.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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3 thoughts on “10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries at the Supermarket

  1. Dara says:

    I love these tips, thank you! Great ideas.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Its pretty hard if not impossible to shop seasonally if you shop every other week. I am not really sure how you could possibly get enough produce that wouldn’t spoil in two weeks.

  3. A few ways:

    (1) Grow a garden. No need to go to the store when you’re harvesting fresh food in your backyard or your community plot.
    (2) Shop at the farmers market. Farmers market every week for produce; supermarket every other week for nonperishable and longer-lasting items.
    (3) Cook ahead. Make soups, casseroles, pasta dishes from fresh produce while it’s still fresh Week 1 and freeze. Heat and eat for dinner Week 2.
    (4) Do one or the other. These are a variety of ways you could save money. You don’t have to do all of them. Pick the ones that work best for you and your family given your geographical location, personal logistics and everything else.

    Good luck saving!

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