Community·Posted on Jul 18, 2022Tell Me How You Figured Out How To Save Money While Shopping During This Rising InflationShare your swaps with me.by Fabiana BuontempoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The unfortunate reality is that everything has gone up in price lately: rent, gas, and of course, food. Ladanifer / Getty Images/iStockphoto You have may noticed shrinkflation, too — as brands are cutting back on size or quality of their products while increasing the price. I know, it's bonkers! Kupicoo / Getty Images / Via Getty Images Now, people are finding themselves in situations where they have to get a little scrappy to figure out how to cut costs during this inflation when shopping. Jordi Salas / Getty Images / Via Getty Images Since no one likes a gatekeeper, I'm turning to the BuzzFeed Community to ask: What product or brand switches have you made recently that is saving you money? Fertnig / Getty Images/iStockphoto / Via Getty Images I'd also love to hear about any changes you've made to everyday habits and routines, shopping strategies, or anything else. Maybe instead of buying Tylenol, you switched to your local supermarket's generic brand that is several dollars cheaper but has the same active ingredients in it. Perhaps instead of buying cases of Poland Spring water bottles at Costco, you bought a Brita pitcher to save on cost and frequent trips to the store. Oscar Wong / Getty Images / Via Getty Images Or maybe you found dupes of your favorite clothing brands online that look almost identical but cost half the amount. Annastills / Getty Images/iStockphoto / Via Getty Images Whatever your money-saving hacks are, I want to hear about them! Share them in this anonymous form or in the comments below, and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.