How to save money on groceries

Groceries are a huge expense, easily costing thousands of dollars a year. The good news is there's a lot you can do to bring down that cost! Here is some information that will help:

21 ways to spend less money at the grocery store (Clark Howard)

20 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries (Huffington Post)

How to Save Money on Groceries – 35 Proven Ways (Cash Cow Couple)

A quick rundown of the information in the links above, here are some tips to save money on groceries:
  • Make a shopping list/plan before you go to the store
  • Focus on items that are on sale
  • Get a rain check for items out of stock
  • Don't shop hungry
  • Buy generic and store brands
  • Keep a running list of items you have so you don't have to go to the store at the last minute unprepared when you run out of something
  • Grow your own produce and spices
  • Buy at the local farmer's market
  • Use a cash-back credit card
  • Use store discount/membership cards to get special prices and fuel points
  • Look up and down at store shelves for better prices (don't just look eye-level where the prices are higher)
  • Don't buy non-grocery items at the grocery store (avoid toiletries, etc.)

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