Cut The Fat From Your Grocery Bill - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Cut The Fat From Your Grocery Bill

Posted: Updated:

Eating isn't cheap.   Trips to the grocery store can set you back hundreds of dollars a month.

So it's always nice to cut some fat from your grocery store bill.   U.S. News and World Report has 5 ways to save money:

  • Make a grocery list and check it twice.  We've heard it before, but how many of us do it?  A little planning can fatten your wallet by preventing expensive impulse buys. 
  • Watch the price scanner.  I do this quite a bit, and it often pays off.  Mistakes on price scans are common at the grocery store.  If you don't catch them, you'll have to eat the added costs, and that doesn't taste very good.
  • Buy generic over big brand names.  The items are side by side on the shelves and the difference in prices are sometimes drastic.  Fill your shopping cart with generic, your grocery bill will drop, and your wallet will thank you.

 U.S. News added a couple more tips that are not as common as those above:

  • Stop clipping crappy coupons.  Many coupons offer deals on highly packaged foods low in nutrition and high in unpronounceable ingredients.  Skipping the crappy coupons and opting to pay a little more for whole foods may be a better deal for your health in the long run.
  • Skip the cans, buy dried beans in bulk.  Buying dried beans in bulk and soaking them overnight is a frugal way to add protein to your diet without paying for the high cost of meat.

Let's face it, the grocery cycle will never end.  We shop, buy, eat, and then do it all over again.  We might as well be smart and save some money while we're feeding our habit.


    

  • NewsMore>>

  • Broken Arrow Cross Country Runner On Path To Recovery

    Broken Arrow Cross Country Runner On Path To Recovery

    Tuesday July 29,2014 marks six months exactly since a driver hit and severely injured a Broken Arrow cross country runner. Logan Henry was running with his teammates when it happened. After the accident, he was in a coma for a few weeks. But since the moment logan opened his eyes, he's been committed to recovering.Every stride on this elliptical signifies improvement for 16- year- old Logan."A few weeks ago he was walking with a cane. A few weeks before that he was on a walker. And a few week...More >>
    Tuesday July 29,2014 marks six months exactly since a driver hit and severely injured a Broken Arrow cross country runner. Logan Henry was running with his teammates when it happened. After the accident, he was in a coma for a few weeks. But since the moment logan opened his eyes, he's been committed to recovering.Every stride on this elliptical signifies improvement for 16- year- old Logan."A few weeks ago he was walking with a cane. A few weeks before that he was on a walker. And a few week...More >>
  • Hit & Run Suspect Due in Court Wednesday

    Hit & Run Suspect Due in Court Wednesday

    A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that injured a Broken Arrow High School athlete is due for arraignment Wednesday afternoon.More >>
    A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that injured a Broken Arrow High School athlete is due for arraignment Wednesday afternoon.More >>
  • City Councilor Sued For Defamation

    City Councilor Sued For Defamation

    Massage parlors are places where people go to relax, but two Tulsa venues are now at the center of a very tense lawsuit."Something not OK is happening inside these walls," said Tulsa city councilor Blake Ewing.It was back in March, when the Tulsa city council heard an appeal on a nuisance complaint."Does a person who has been subjected to a nuisance complaint have a right to say I didn't do that?" said Attorney Tony Mareshie, who was there on behalf of the owner of All Hands on Massage and th...More >>
    Massage parlors are places where people go to relax, but two Tulsa venues are now at the center of a very tense lawsuit."Something not OK is happening inside these walls," said Tulsa city councilor Blake Ewing.It was back in March, when the Tulsa city council heard an appeal on a nuisance complaint."Does a person who has been subjected to a nuisance complaint have a right to say I didn't do that?" said Attorney Tony Mareshie, who was there on behalf of the owner of All Hands on Massage and th...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.