February 1st, 2011

Savvy Shopping Tips

One of my absolute least favorite things to do is comparison shop – just the thought gives me a headache.  I’d much rather grab the goods that attract me.  If they’re packaged prettily or placed at eye level, I’ll probably choose them.  Although it saves me time in the grocery store aisles, the grab-and-go method of shopping doesn’t always agree with my budget as a recent grocery bill forced me to realize.  In need of ideas for stretching my food dollars, I turned to the library’s collection where I found a wealth of information on shopping smart.  See below for a list of some of the budget-friendly books in CCPL’s collection.

What are your best tips for saving at the grocery store?

Looking to save money on food costs?  Check out the following resources:

Budget Dinners! 100 Recipes your Family Will Love
The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half by Stephanie Nelson
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family by Steve Economides
Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn
Living Rich for Less by Ellie Kay
Savvy Shopper’s Cookbook:  Hundreds of Simple Strategies for Smart Spending and Inspiring Mealtime Ideas
Shop Smart, Save More: Learn the Grocery Store Game and Save Hundreds of Dollars a Month by Teri Gault