Video:Ways to Save Money on Grocerieswith Natasha Levitan
Saving money on your grocery store bills is as simple as sticking to few easy guidelines. Use our tips, and at the end of the month you'll notice that you've gotten more groceries for less of your hard-earned money.See Transcript
Transcript:Ways to Save Money on GroceriesHi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com. Do you know you can save as much as 19 percent simply by shopping in different stores? Saving money on your grocery bill has not been made easier. Here's some tips.
Prepare Before You ShopBefore you go to the grocery store read your newspaper's weekly food section for local grocery sales and menu ideas.
Try the farmer's market approach: Buy produce that's in season, it is both fresh and inexpensive.
You can search for coupons at supermarket's website.
Don't go to the grocery store tired or hungry. If you're tired, you'll buy more sugar and high energy foods and if you're hungry you'll buy more.
Saving Money at the Grocery StoreThe highest markup items on the shelves are at about chest level. Reach up or kneel down to select the cheaper house or generic brands.
You can also check the price tag and read the fine print. You can compare prices better based on dollar amount per ounce.
Take advantage of in-store coupon machines.
And before you go home, check your receipts. No matter how careful you or the store staff might be, mistakes happen.
Saving Money at HomeAlways send in rebates whether it is $2 or $52; it all adds us.
Finally, you can freeze some food if you bought extra. It works well with bread and meat.
Happy shopping and thanks for watching. Please visit us on the Web at Money.About.com