8.) Find a store in your area that will honor all competitors' ads by matching their prices. That way you get the best deals without having to drive all over town. Saving money, time and gas.
9.) Never shop hungry! You’ll be tempted to buy everything in sight. An empty tummy is practically a guarantee that you will overspend and splurge on items that you don't really need.
10 Plan your meals for the week. Having a game plan for meals will help you eliminate last minute trips to the grocery store or drive-through. Major budget busters!
11.) Shop alone whenever you can. I know, I know, save your tomatoes. lol But honestly, ever notice how items seem to mysteriously appear in your cart when you have a few little helpers along for the ride?
12.) Shop less. The longer you can hold out before hitting the store, the less you'll spend. Believe me, those little “I’ll just grab a few things” trips here and there during the week add up big time!
Be on the lookout for tips 13-18 in Part 3 of this series.
Do you have any special tips or techniques for keeping your grocery budget under control?