Adding to last week's savings tip to use coupons, I want to discuss other ways to make your grocery trips lighter on your wallet. I think the easiest place to start is by making a list of what you intend to get at the store. This gives your trip purpose and focuses your energy towards completing the task that is grocery shopping. Without a list, I wander around aimlessly trying to think of what would be good to eat. I always end up buying things I already had at home or just didn't need. This is also good for my weight loss goal because it keeps me from buying sweets.
As an added bonus, I challenge you to take your grocery list making to the next level. My wife has mapped out the grocery store and now makes the grocery lists in the order that we walk through the store. At first I was skeptical, but it has made our trips much more efficient. No more wandering, no more going back to the complete opposite side of the store because you missed something on your list, just efficient shopping
hell bliss. We get in and out without buying a bunch of crap we don't need.