Many of you will be shopping for your Thanksgiving dinner this week. It's not cheap, but a trip to the grocery store rarely is. A grocery budget is one of a family's biggest monthly expenses. Want to cut yours down? Newschannel 8's Mark Bradshaw has three simple ways to save $100 or more.
The trip to the grocery store may be fun for a few, but it's a chore for many others. A dreaded chore after one look at that grocery bill. Hannah Middlebrook spends about $300 a month buying groceries for her family of 5, which includes her three little boys. And like many Americans, she'd like to cut back on her grocery budget. "I'm always looking for ways to save," says Hannah. "We do coupons."
But saving money on that trip to the grocery store takes more than just cutting out coupons. That certainly helps, but if you're really serious about cutting your grocery budget, it requires strategy and planning. Betty Casey, editor of TulsaKids Magazine, says there are 3 common mistakes shoppers, like Middlebrook, can make that hike their grocery bill.
And there are other ways to avoid paying too much at the grocery store, including:
Casey says if you're really thoughtful in what you do, you could save $100 a month or more, making your trip to the grocery store not nearly as expensive, and far less dreaded.