Sunday afternoons are one of the most crowded times. Instead, go first thing in the morning or late evening.
Before you leave home, take stock and make sure you’ve got staples you might not buy weekly.
Organize your list by aisle/product type.
Hungry shoppers have the potential to buy items they don’t need. Shop after meals or take along a healthy snack to enjoy while you shop.
Bringing your own reusable totes is good for the environment. Some stores even offer a discount for every reusable bag.
Begin in the produce section and end in the dairy/meat aisles, as those products can spoil if left in a non-chilled environment for too long.
Just because an item is on sale doesn’t mean it’s the cheapest. Look around on the shelf and compare prices.
Check the price per ounce to determine the real cost.
It’s worth reaching to the back for dairy, produce, eggs and other fresh foods to grab the item with the most-distant expiration date.