Holiday entertaining on a budget

    Holiday entertaining on a budget

    1. Plan you menu around seasonal food or sales at the grocery stores.

    2. Make a grocery list to prevent impulse purchases.

    3. Plan on how to use leftovers.

    4. Use coupons but buy only items that you need.

    5. Buying generic brands can save up to 40 percent a year on your grocery bill.

    6. Bargains are usually on the top or bottom shelves. The most expensive items are at eye-level.

    7. Make sure items are scanned properly at the check out.

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