>Try and find a place that sells local produce, and always try to shop for items that are in season as they are usually less expensive. >Before you go shopping, check out the weekly ads for your favorite grocery store - most places have them online. Use what’s on special that week in your menu planning. > Make a grocery list. When I write mine, I organize foods by aisle or section to make my trip more efficient. If you have a set list and are not relying solely on memory, you are more focused and less likely pick up random items (hellooo double-stuffed Oreos). >If you are single or live in a small household, the freezer is your best friend! Soups, stews, and chili always make big batches and freeze well. The freezer is also a good way to stock up on meats when they are on sale - for instance, if my supermarket is having a great sale on chicken, I might buy more than I usually would. I know that I will eat it very soon, and it will save me money in the long run!