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Using these 6 Grocery Shopping Tips will help your fight the rising costs of food and the current uncertain economy which can definitely put a dent in your grocery budget. Of course the price of everything has gotten somewhat out of hand but one thing for sure is that we have to eat.

So, we have to find ways to spend less on groceries while still getting the things that we need to feed our families. I believe that when trying to maintain the family budget cutting grocery shopping costs is easiest and most rewarding option to achieve the family budget goal.

"Learn to Steal Food Legally with Coupons."

1. Clipping coupons. They put those in the newspaper for a reason. Manufacturer competition is at an all time high. Of course manufacturers are trying to get you to buy new items but also multiple products in their line. The coupons can be found in the Sunday paper, some weekday editions and there are multiple websites which over printable coupons. With the supermarket, manufacturer coupons , and online coupons we save at least $10-15$ without really trying. Be sure to organize your coupons by purchasing a grocery coupon organizer. That’s money in my pocket that I can put towards savings or some other expenses.

2. Buy more staples than prepared foods. It is easier to add water and buy a box of macaroni and cheese, but is it more economical? A large box of macaroni and a block of sharp cheese will make more servings for your family and I am pretty sure it would be a lot tastier. Just keep in mind that when picking up prepared foods remember the costs involved and how much cheaper you can make it yourself. Starting a Pantry or just purchasing these items in Bulk will provide you with long term savings.

3. Buy in bulk cereals, meats, canned vegetables, condiments, juices, and paper products can be bought in bulk usually at a lower price at food warehouses like Costco, BJ’s, and Wal-Mart. If you have a store or manufacturers coupon, you’ll save even more money. You would be surprised to know that with multipacks of products you can use coupons for each additional item or the discount coupon for $1 off 2 items.

4. Don’t shop when you are hungry. This is a definite no-no. We try our best to never shop on an empty stomach. When we do shop on an empty stomach my wife repeatedly says “Your just picking up stuff because you’re hungry". This is probably one of the most important Grocery Shopping Tip.

5. Take a grocery list with you. This is another protection against picking up things that are too costly. Check your cabinets and the fridge to see what you need and write them down. Remember, the goal is to stick to the list and Your budget as much as possible.

6. Shop at the same stores. This is more of a frustration reliever. In a new store, you spend most of your time looking for things and walking up and down every aisle, which oftentimes leads to forgetting an item or two. While being consistent you know when your regular store is running a special or if it is a good time to pick up an item or wait for a sale.

You don’t actually have to skimp on your groceries, you have to just shop a little smarter. Come up with a system to insure savings on a regular basis. There are a number of websites and publications along with these 6 Grocery Shopping Tips that will help you save money and stay within your budget.