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Smart shopping on a budget means knowing what to buy and when.

Plan Ahead

  • Sign up for a reward card. Sign up for a reward card (loyalty program) with your grocery store(s). Scan the card as you check out to receive deals automatically.

  • Use coupons and coupon apps. Collect coupons. With a reward card, you will get email coupons and can download online coupons. Use coupon apps.

  • Know what you have. Inventory your pantry and refrigerator each week.

  • Plan meals each week. Keep recipes, grocery lists, receipts and coupons in one place to make planning easier.

  • Make a shopping list. Be specific with descriptions. Note the quantity needed and which coupons you have.

  • Save receipts. For each week, compare what you spent to what you budgeted. Adjust your meal planning and budgeting if necessary.

At the Grocery Store

  • Compare prices. Store-brand products may be more affordable.

  • Use coupons but compare prices and nutrition facts. A coupon may not always be the best deal or the healthiest option.

  • Buy in bulk. You may save money. Just be sure you have room to store what you’ve bought in your pantry or freezer.

  • Save with seasonal produce. Buying produce that’s in season can save you money. Can or freeze it for year-round use.

  • Don’t check out at the checkout. Pay attention at the register to make sure you get all your discounts and savings.

Budget Friendly Recipes

Overnight No-Cook Banana Oatmeal

This is a perfect breakfast for those busy weekday mornings.

Easy Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is perfect for a quick lunch or a meal on the go.

Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken

Check out this great slow cooker recipe that your family is sure to love!


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