My Dad, Joe, is an expert grocery shopper. He supplies the family
with great food at low prices. His top three tips for grocery
Buy sale items as much as possible. Look for items that are in
season or on sale because of an oversupply. Build your meals
around these items. For example, when chicken is cheap, buy
Look for items stamped with expiration dates that are close in the
future. These "close dated" items may be on sale for a fraction of
their original cost.
Realize that bulk purchases of items are not always cheaper and
that prepared foods are almost always more expensive. Look
carefully at the quantity / price ratio on all items. Carry a
small calculator in the store to figure out the best value.