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Grocery Shopping Tips To Help Your Budget

Family Grocery Budgeting Tips

Benton, Ark. – 

Grocery Shopping Tips to help your Budget

Learn how to save money. If you shop smart, you can live on a tight budget and still have a healthy diet. Get the most out of your food dollar by adopting the following practices. 

Comparison Shop for Grocery Prices

  • Be sure to read the sales fliers, but also consider the cost for mileage when you shop in many stores.
  • Store perishable food in the refrigerator right away to preserve freshness.
  • Freeze Food in meal-size portions to prevent spoiling.
  • Divide foods into small portions for children and elderly to prevent waste.
  • Use foods with the earliest “use by” dates first.
  • Check “sell by” dates. Buy the freshest food possible. It lasts longer.

Try these tips to save money at the store and enjoy your food at its best.

  • 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.
  • Have a small snack before you go grocery shopping. It will be easier to stick to the list.
  • Food added savings, sign up for the store discount card.
  • Don’t shop when you are hungry. That helps you stick to your shopping list.
  • Try store brands. They usually cost less.
  • Compare products for the best deal.

By Kris Boulton
County Extension Agent - FCS
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Kris Boulton
County Extension Agent - FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
1605 Edison Ave Benton AR 72015
(501) 303-5672

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