Despite rising grocery costs, there are ways to save money on food and wine. In a recent report, CNNMoney recently listed 10 ways to help you save money on staples. Some of the tips will require a little forethought and time, but all will help you keep extra cash in your pocket.
Here’s a look at five of those money-saving techniques:
- Head to the freezer: Seafood, poultry and meat are usually less expensive frozen than they are fresh. You could end up saving money on that Bob Evans (NASDAQ:BOBE) sausage that’s in your grocer’s freezer.
- Go small: If you’re trying out a new recipe that requires ingredients you don’t typically use, consider checking out bulk bins and getting just what you need.
- Hit the drugstore: Drugstore chains like Walgreen (NYSE:WAG), CVS (NYSE:CVS) and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) often discount grocery staples like milk and eggs.
- Go Spanish and Greek: If you prefer wines imported from Europe, selections from Spain and Greece are often less expensive than selections from France.
- Visit Costco (NASDAQ:COST): Teri Gault, CEO of TheGroceryGame.com told CNNMoney that discount clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club (NYSE:WMT) offer great deals on even expensive wines.
You can learn more details about these tips and five more ways to save money at CNNMoney.