Here are some tips that can help you save money on groceries (and I won’t tell you to clip coupons!):
#1: Stick to the perimeter of the store. Fresh fruits and veggies are kept an the perimeter. So are milk, eggs and cheese. Packaged foods, which are less healthy and more expensive, are kept inside the aisles.
#2: Buy fruits and veggies that are in-season.
#3: Don’t buy pre-chopped items. Buy them whole and cut them yourself.
#4: Instead of buying low-fat versions of certain things like coconut milk, buy the full-fat version, then water it down. (This generally only works for liquids.)
#5: Avoid buying cat food, floor cleaners, and other household goods at the grocery store. These are generally cheaper at Target or Wal-mart.
#6: Only buy as much food as you’ll actually eat. Anything that you throw away is a waste of money.
#7: Get the larger-size item. The cost per ounce is generally cheaper.
#8: Look for items stored on the top or bottom shelves of the aisles. These are generally cheaper than the items that are stored at eye-level. (Of course, avoid buying too many packaged things in the aisles, if possible.)
See? There are lots of ways to save at the grocery store … Without taking the time to clip coupons.