Do Your Research
Becoming a strategic shopper might take a lot of effort at first, but the savings will be worth it. You can do most of your research online, figuring out which stores have the best deals (maybe one chain has better produce prices, for example, while another has cheaper generic goods). You can also scope out sales, grab coupons and visit price comparison Web sites. And you'll save more than money this way -- being organized will also make your shopping trips much quicker!