Chop dollars off your grocery bill with these tips.
Hunt down bargains
Keep an eye out for stacks of coupon brochures or flyers in odd places around your grocery store―near the pharmacy, in the meat department or on tear pads in front of displays. Check the free blood-pressure machines for health-related coupons. These offers often go untouched because people don't realize they're there―but they can mean great savings for you. In addition, convenience stores frequently give out high-value coupons that you can use at the grocery store. And don't forget to mine the Internet for deals: Register at manufacturers' Web sites for samples or coupons for brands you use regularly.