- Plan meals around what produce is in season. The quality and prices will be better.
- Avoid precut or pre-portioned food. The price of convenience is not worth the added cost.
- Sometimes it’s cheaper to buy items like potatoes, tomatoes, avocados, onions and lemons in bulk bags versus individually; do the math before you buy.
- Ask your butcher what time of day they typically mark down meat as many stores do two rounds of markdowns (30% in morning, 60% off in the evening for the items left).
- Look up and down. More inexpensive brands and better deals may be located on the bottom or top of shelves.
- Stock up on freezable items like meat and bread when they are on sale. Use a permanent marker and write your purchase date on the package so you know how long it’s been in the freezer.
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