Ways to save money

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1. Take time to plan your meals and make a grocery list. This usually takes less time than the time spent going back to the store for a forgotten item.

10. Shop only once a week. The more trips to the store, the more money you spend. It is hard to purchase only a few items on any trip to the grocery store.

28. Upon entering the grocery store, check store flyer for sale items and stock up!

45. Be careful when using coupons.

53. Know the regular prices of items you usually buy. A sale will then be easy to spot.

61. Give those grocery shelves the once-over. Grocery stores put items they most want to sell on the shelves between knee- and shoulder-height. The highest markup items are the ones about chest level. These are easy to grab and toss in the cart.

74. In the grocery store, shop for cold items last. These are frozen vegetables, meats, dairy products, and salad bar ingredients.

80. Make large amounts of recipes that freeze well such as spaghetti sauce, chili, and soups. Label and freeze them for later use.

103. Grow your own fruits and vegetables.

107. Waste less. Use all food before it spoils.

115. Limit eating out. Regardless of the fast food advertisements, it does cost a lot of money.

126. Apply for an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card through the local Food Stamp Program. Food stamps help single people and families with little or no income to buy food. Look in the U.S. Government pages of the phone book. You can find a listing for food stamps under Social Services Department or Human Services Department.