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Save money by grocery shopping at the right time

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Here's the sure fire way to stay on budget at the grocery store: Plan your menu in advance, make a list then stick to it. So how is it that you're still spending more than you should and ending up with less than you need? Because too many of us shop at the wrong time.

Do you squeeze shopping in at lunch or on your way home from work? We're all guilty. And both are big mistakes. And this is why: These are both shopping times where you'll - number one -- forget things because you're rushed and the store is crowded. And - number two - you're hungry, so you end up buying that chocolate pudding that is not on your list.

If you have to shop at these times, really stick to your list. Skip those middle aisles where the junk is. Stay on the outside with fruits, veggies, meat and dairy. Real food.

According to the foodie blog The Kitchn, the folks there suggest going either early in the morning before everyone gets there. Or, if you're a night owl, go at night. Whenever you go don't go hungry.

On my Facebook page I asked Fox 5 viewers when you are most vulnerable to blowing your budget at the grocery store. Here are your top three answers: when the stores offer BOGOs - buy one get one free offers; when the kids are tagging along, and when you're shop are hungry.

 

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