How to Save Money on Food

Stockpile, Clip Coupons, and Eat at Home More

Gregory Karp

Stockpiling Food for Savings: Bodega in the Basement

Weekly grocery shopping can be a major headache, but it’s also a major source of painless spending cuts. One great strategy involves buying all the brand names you love and not clipping a single coupon.

It’s stockpiling.

The first part of the strategy is keeping a price list, a simple notebook of prices on items you buy regularly. Then you’ll know when something is truly on sale. You won’t have to take the supermarket’s word for it. For example, do you know whether $2.99 per pound is a good deal for boneless chuck steak? A quick look at your price list will answer that question.

The second part of the strategy ...

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