The Best Way To Save Money on Food

When you use lots of whole foods in your meals, it can sometimes be hard to know the best way to save money on food.  But I have found that saving money on food can be easy if you have the right frame of mind.  Sometimes it takes a little creativity, but it can be done with little effort.

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The best way to save money on food

I have found that one of the best ways to save money on food is to make it a habit of shopping in the clearance section of a store before you shop any other parts of the store.  You sometimes find a lot and other times not as much.  But when you go there first you always give yourself the best chance of saving the most possible.

You never know what you will find so you need to be ready to buy things you maybe won’t use right away for the purpose of saving it for when you need it. I often buy my kids clothing a year in advance this way.  I will purchase them a shirt here or a pair of pants there.  This type of buying can also be used to get your food at a discount.

This includes fresh produce.  You can cut it and freeze it or switch around your meal plan to accommodate the food that needs to be used quickly.

Are you looking for the best way to save money on food costs? Here is a tip that you can do no matter where you shop and how many stores you go to!

How to save money on groceries effectively

To effectively shop clearance sections so you save money on food, you need to know what your rock bottom price is for the items you are buying.  To find this out, look at clearance sections.  See the percentage that it is off, then compare the price with generics and dale prices.  This will help you to know if the clearance price is a good one that you will want to take advantage of.

Once you know your prices for the items you buy, you can easily and quickly look at the clearance section of stores.  And find the items you need and want.  This should only take you a few minutes. Every time you shop to look through the section and get the items that are a good deal and that your family needs.

If you love this tip on the best way to save money on food be sure you check out my ebook on saving money on groceries without using coupons!  It is full of tips and helps to save you 50% or more on your bill!

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  1. Kristan Alvarez says:

    I loooove my Target clearance! It’s even better when I can use coupons on whatever they have on clearance. I’m not cheap! I’m FRUGAL! 🙂

  2. Janette says:

    The best way I’ve found to save AND get the best quality for the money is going back to basics and learn to cook, bake, garden, can, freeze, manage a large freezer and pantry and dehydrate. Forget pre packaged foods. I shop my freezer and pantry first. I recently left a pretty high paying job and it has helped soooo much knowing how to prep food myself. Food is a big slice of the average family budget. Food costs are only going to get more expensive and big corporations will continue to cut quality to increase their bottom lines.

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