1. Don't buy junk. Fried or baked, in bags = paying for processing that isn't necessarily good for you. Most are high glycemic carb items. It is expensive relative to what it is providing for your bod.
2. Use what you buy. I sometimes end up with the most expensive compost possible. Dumb.
3. Buy in quantity. Duh. But only if you use what you will buy.
4. Look at the shelf talkers, and comparison shop the pricing. I'm buying the store's generic brands for cheaper on things that don't matter: sugar, eggs, tomato sauce for chili. I can't taste a difference, I can't see a difference, so I might as well save $$.
5. Don't impulse buy. Make a list, stick to the list.
6. Don't buy your cleaning staples there. You can get them cheaper at discount stores.
7. Don't let the magazine racks tempt you one expensive issue at a time. If you like the content, subscribe.
8. Buy less pre-prepared food. Big profit item for them, convenience for you, spends lots of money. Do it only if you have to, or as a treat.
9. Don't shop hungry. This is important for #5.
10. Buy fruits and vegetables in season. Out of season costs more, ships farther, flavors are inferior, carbon footprint sucks.
11. Don't shop at Whole Paycheck unless you can't find the item you want anywhere else. We save lots of bux by picking out stuff at Trader Joe's. Their nuts are just as fresh (high volume at the store helps this), and cost lots less than the Wholey place.
Ooops. Eleven. I could combine #5 and #9, but I won't.