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Guide for Parents Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • Jan 14, 2012

Guidelines For Getting The Best Deals For Your Grocery Dollar

There are some ways to maximize your dollar when you are food shopping.  
Here are some tips on how to be smarter with your dollars when grocery shopping for the family:
  • Make a shopping list. This helps you stick to your budget.
  • Plan your meals. Planning helps put leftovers to good use.
  • Look for coupons, sales and store specials.  Most stores have weekly specials.
  • For added savings sign up for the store discount card. These should be free and easy to sign up for.
  • Don't shop when you or the kids are hungry. It is easier to stick to your shopping list.  grocery budget shopping
  • Try store brands. They usually cost less.
  • Compare products for the best deal.
  • Check sell by dates. Buy the freshest food possible. It lasts longer.
  • Store food right away to preserve freshness.
  • Freeze food to prevent spoiling.
  • Divide foods into small portions for children to prevent waste.
  • Use foods with the earliest expiration.

Find the latest deals in your local grocery stores. We have a list of food stores and their weekly sales flyers with specials, coupons and discounts.

Find weekly specials at your favorite supermarket: Grocery Store Weekly Circulars-Coupon Guides










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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on Jan 14, 2012Last updated on May 02, 2014




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