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How to Get More Food for Your Dollar

I'm always looking for ways to get more for my money at the grocery store. Do you have any ideas for me?
How to Get More Food for Your Dollar

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We all like to stretch our food dollar. Do you use these cost-savings strategies?

  • Check out the peel-off coupons that may be present on the food packages. Be sure to hand them to grocery clerk at the register.
  • Join the store's loyalty program. You might get coupons right at the store, on the cash register receipt or by email.
  • Keep your coupons organized in a recipe box, binder or envelopes. Discard expired coupons regularly.
  • Swap coupons with a friend. For example, if you have a new baby and need baby food or diaper coupons, let your friends know.
  • Check out the savings in the newspaper. Check out the coupon inserts in many newspapers especially on weekends.
  • Check the sale items. If you have coupons for those items, you can maximize your savings.
  • Compare brands at the store. Usually the "name brand" and "store brand" are side by side.
  • Don't forget to bring your grocery list and stick to it! 

What are your favorite money-savings strategies?


By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Featured in Food Wise November 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

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