Here are four ways to cut your food bill by at least 25% without using even one coupon.
1) Shop the Grocery Circulars. They put the best deals on the front page. Buy one; get one free deals are big too. A lot of products are on 12 week rotations, so you may not see prices as low for two or three months, so stock up.
2) Make a Shopping List. Study after study has shown that shoppers are less likely to make impulse buys and purchase items already lining their pantry if they shop from a list. It can be as simple as a piece of notebook paper.
3) Keep Your Loyalty Card Current. Most of us use store loyalty cards to take advantage of weekly specials. At some stores, you’ll need to take the extra step of registering your card online for the most exclusive weekly deals.
4) Shop Alone. Two reasons: One, you reduce the temptation to cave to little voices asking for fruit snacks and cookies. Two, you’re more aware of the prices ringing at the register.