Check your pantry to see what you already have. I have purchased items I thought I needed, only to find they were stuffed in the back of the pantry….NEVER AGAIN!
Make a price book, and frequently refer to it.
Clean out your refrigerator, it will help you put away groceries, and again, it will help you see what you have. Try to do it once a week.
Shop alone, if at all possible. It’ll save you time and potentially a lot of frustration. (Boy, oh boy, don’t get me started on trying to take my Autistic son to the store!)
Make it yourself. Ban those convenience foods! Make whatever you can make yourself.
Use Super Cook.com. This site is awesome! You can simply enter the stuff you have on hand and it’ll pull up recipe matches for you.
Grow a garden. Even if you only have a porch, you can plant a couple of tomato plants….and fresh grown tomatoes are the BEST. EVER. Besides being healthier, tastier, and more frugal, it’s also very satisfying to harvest.