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6 tasty tips to save money on groceries

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Make a list of nonperishable and frozen foods that you like to eat regularly and that can be incorporated into a variety of meals such as pasta, rice, frozen vegetables and peanut butter.

Whenever you see these base items on sale, buy in bulk and build up a three- to six-month supply, says Strain.

Planning food costs over a longer time horizon will help you save money. And, having enough staples on hand means you can wait until the next sale cycle to replenish your supply instead of paying full price during a quick trip to the grocery store, says Strain.


 

 

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