- Write out a list of food you need.
- Only buy what is on your list.
- 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)!