Stephanie Nelson, founder of CouponMom.com
, says it's possible to fight the rising cost of groceries without sacrificing your favorite foods. Try her simple coupon saving strategies the next time you go to the grocery store:Plan your meals and shopping lists around featured sale items.
Questions to ask your grocery store manager to save money
- Use your store's weekly sales ad flier to plan your menus for the week. Then, write your shopping list around the items and brands that are on sale.
- Taking a few minutes to make a detailed plan will save you the time of making unplanned trips to the store during the week—which can ruin your budget.
- Planning ahead also helps you avoid impulse shopping during your trip.