TIP OF THE DAY
May 6, 2013
Max Your Food DollarWant to get the most bang for your buck at the grocery store? Here are some ways to save both money and time as you shop.
- Try to shop once or twice a week at the most. You'll spend less money and will save time and gas money, too.
- Eat before you shop so you aren't hungry at the store. Eating first will help you avoid impulse purchases and help you fight the urge to sample at the store.
- Shop during off hours. Shopping when the store is less crowded can alleviate stress and allow you to concentrate on your grocery list.
- When going to the store to grab a few things, consider walking or biking. If you have to carry your groceries home you’ll think twice about putting last-minute extras in your cart. Plus you'll get some great exercise!
SOURCE: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics