Shop smart

An aisle at a store Photo by Nila Gopaul

An aisle at a store
Photo by Nila Gopaul

Level 2
October 2009

Save time

  • Write out a list of food you need.
  • Only buy what is on your list.
Read the PDF.

Save money

  • Shop on the outside aisles (parts) of the store.
    There are healthier foods there and foods in season, which are cheaper.
  • Eat less meat. Meat is expensive.
    Protein such as tofu, beans, legumes, nuts, and fish are cheaper.
    These foods are healthy, too.
  • Check your prices. “On sale” does not mean the best price.
    If it is a good deal, buy more than one.
  • Pay attention at the check out!

Most big stores in Canada follow this rule:
If the store charges you more for one of the items you bought, they must:

  • give you $10 off the price (if it cost more than $10).
  • give it to you for free (if it costs less than $10)!

 

A woman is buying fruit and vegetables. Photo by iStockphoto

A woman is buying fruit and vegetables.
Photo by iStockphoto