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How to Spend Less on Food Shopping

These NJ moms offer up their secrets to saving on groceries.


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“Before I go to the supermarket, I always load digital coupons onto my store card using the supermarket’s website or app in addition to bringing manufacturer and paper store coupons. On the Shoprite website, you can save money by watching short videos called ‘Downtime Dollars.’ I also get tips from the experts by joining a few couponing groups on Facebook.”

—Donna Maasarani, Ridgewood
History Teacher 

“I do all of my grocery shopping online, which not only saves me time— and we all know time is money—but lets me see at a glance which items are on sale. I find this much less intimidating than searching high and low for sale items on the shelf. And the coupons are emailed to me, so I don’t have to worry about forgetting to bring them to the store.”

—Joanna Gagis, Verona
Executive Producer, CEC Productions 
and Host, Life & Living with Joanna Gagis

“Weekly menu planning is a good way to save money because it allows you to focus on ingredients you may have on hand in your pantry. I usually plan a freezer day and a few pantry days, so I use what I have instead of dashing out for more groceries."

—Cate O’Malley, Denville
Founder, sweetnicks.com

"Planning meals in advance for that week's shopping. And make something that can go a long way. Like soups, chili, pasta, etc. They can last for days, you can freeze some and [they don't] cost a lot to make."

Christine Sebastiano, Mount Arlington
Finance Manager

"Don’t go to Target. I save on average $200 a month by ordering on Amazon. You get only the things you need and avoid all the extra items you don’t really need."

Emily Olah, Mountain Lakes NJ
Managing Director, Olah, Inc.


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