Get the Best for Less
- Shop smart
Get the best price
- Stick to your shopping list.
- Don’t shop when you are hungry.
- Look for coupons, sales, and store specials. Ask about a loyalty card at the grocery
Get back to basics
- Compare products: look at the “unit price” listed on the shelf and compare different
brands to get the best deal.
- Buy in bulk if it is cheaper. Stock up and freeze family packs of meat and frozen
Get fruits and vegetables
- Convenience foods like frozen dinners, instant rice, and pre-cut meat and vegetables
cost more than those that require a bit more prep time. Save money by making things
- Avoid the snack food isle. Salty and sugary snack foods are expensive and unhealthy.
- Fresh produce is cheaper when it is in season. But certain foods are low-cost all
year: beans, carrots, potatoes, greens, apples and bananas.
- Some fresh fruits and vegetables don’t last long. Buy only the amount of fresh food
you can use before it spoils.
- Opt for canned fruit with low sugar and canned vegetables with low sodium.