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How much you can save: $15
How to do it: "What people don't realize is that butchers will mark down their meat either early in the morning or in the evening—you can save 30 to 60 percent," says Jeanette Pavini, a consumer reporter and a contributor to "Most butchers will tell you when they mark it down if you ask." For a family of four that eats meat three times a week, it's possible to save anywhere from $10 to $20 per month.

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