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1. Did you know that the highest markup items on the shelves are at about chest level because it is the perfect height for you to just reach out and pick it up? So reach up or kneel down to select the cheaper house or generic brands.
2. Don’t waste money on prepared foods. Instead, prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them, or double a recipe when cooking, and freeze the second for a hectic day coming up.
3. Try and shop early in the day. You get through the store faster with your list and spend less.
4. Avoid shopping for food when you’re hungry; you’ll buy more.
5. Avoid purchasing nongrocery items, such as painkillers, contact lens solution, etc., at a grocery store. You usually pay more.
6. Don’t be fooled by familiar products, such as cereal, that have decreased package sizes while keeping prices constant, the food industry’s latest response to rising costs.
7. Buy on the markdowns and save as much as 20 percent
8. Trim your food bill by as much as 19 percent simply by shopping at a couple of different stores.
9. Check your receipts. No matter how careful you or the store staff might be, mistakes can happen.
10. Know when your store marks down goods (usually a Wednesday for grocery stores) that expire, like meat and bread. The deal: Use them that night or freeze them.
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