Tip: Shop the Perimeter at the Grocery

My very, very best money saving tip:
When it comes time to do the grocery shopping, stick to those items (produce, meat, diary) that are traditionally located on the perimeter of the store. It keeps you from wandering down the aisles that are filled with pre-packaged meals or cookies, which can add to both bottom lines!

My bonus tip is to do “make ahead meals.” When you get home from your grocery trip, prepare and freeze meals for lunches and/or dinners.

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3 Comment

  1. GradGirl
    June 12, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Huh. Cool idea!

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