Being conscious of what you buy at the grocery store and how you buy it can help keep spending at a minimum. Always purchase produce when it's in season, like grapefruits and kiwis in the winter and berries in the spring and summer, to avoid overspending. As an excellent alternative to fresh food, buy canned and frozen items, which are a good value given how long they can be kept on hand.
Buy in bulk; purchasing larger quantities of regularly used items, such as pasta, rice, cereals, meat and chicken, can be a great money-saver as long as you are mindful of using up the food you've purchased.
And before you head to the checkout counter, make sure to read store fliers and check out the displays at the end of each aisle for special items and products boasting reduced prices.