Save at the Store
1. Give your cart a once-over: Before you reach the checkout, remove at least one impulse purchase. Cutting just $10 a week of unnecessary spending adds
2. Replace one processed food: Pick one processed item and opt for an unprocessed substitute. For example, making mashed potatoes from scratch twice a week instead of buying a pre-packaged version will save you $60 a year.
3. Punch the numbers: Don’t assume that a jumbo-size household or grocery product is the best deal. Bring a calculator on every shopping trip and figure out the price per ounce.