ICFE eNEWS #15-35 - December 2015
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20 Ways To Spend Less on Groceries For Holidays from the ICFE
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- Minimize number of trips to the store.
- Always use a list designed on store layout to save time and money.
- Shop alone and avoid going to the store just before a meal.
- Always check store ads and flyers for on sale money saving specials.
- Take advantage of the always plentiful coupons and rebates.
- Shop stores that double or triple coupons for greater savings.
- Cold cuts of meats usually cost less per pound at the deli-counter.
- Save money on cheese: purchase in blocks, slice and shred at home.
- Purchase fresh, unpeeled, unwashed, unpackaged vegetables.
- Purchase fruits and vegetables by the bag for best value.
- Purchase milk by the gallon, versus quarts, for best value.
- Bulk buy whenever practical and save on cost per ounce or pound.
- Avoid using expensive cuts of meats in stews or casseroles.
- Compare prices on fresh/frozen turkeys for more edible meat per pound.
- Pre-packaged foods cost 10 to 20 times more.
- Purchase generic or store brands when practical and money saving.
- Purchase fresh seafood in season to avoid higher prices.
- Avoid the more expensive single servings and so-called snack-packs
- Purchase fruits and vegetables in season to avoid higher prices.
- Items placed at eye level on shelves are often more expensive.
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