How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half
The average couple lays out as much as $180 a week; families of four can drop closer to $300
. We've found a few surprising ways to lower your spending.
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Close Your Internet Browser Before You Walk in the Store
We know how smartphones can help you save money
, but using your device to search for recipes while you're actually in the aisles might have the opposite effect. More of us are using Pinterest and other recipe sites and apps while we're shopping
, finding recipes and buying the necessary ingredients. While this may be convenient, this type of shopping also falls into the "impulse buy" category
. You'll probably end up purchasing something you already have at home, or not realizing how much the spices, vegetables and meat you need for that last-minute Mexican dinner will cost until you're at the register. Instead, plan ahead and make a list based on that Pinterest recipe before you go to the store.