Standup: Is your grocery bill eating you alive? Bankrate.com has some tips that might just shave your bill by 20% or more.
Voice over 1: When gas prices began soaring, the government figured we should start burning corn instead. Result? Gas is still high…
Voice over 2: And now so is corn, along with milk, meat and lots of other grocery staples. That’s the bad news. The good news is that saving at the grocery store is easier than saving at the pump.
Voice over 3: For example, one idea is simply to make fewer trips. That’s less opportunity for temptation, less aggravation…and less gas. So try to get it done in one trip a week.
Voice over 4: A good merchant will always place the most profitable items at eye level. Stoop and bend for the best values, and a little exercise.
Voice over 5: Want to save 15% on groceries? According to some research, you can simply by using a list… and ignoring everything that isn?t on it.
Voice over 6: Sometimes generics aren’t as good as name brands. But things like flour, sugar, salt or bleach? The only discernible difference…is price.
Voice over 7: What about coupons? Use them, but only for stuff you normally buy, not to check out new products.
Standup: And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food savings. Bankrate.com has plenty more food for thought in both print and video that will help. For bankrate.com, I’m Kristin Arnold.