How to Save Big on Groceries

How you can cut your bills by 80 percent. Really.

ByABC News
December 7, 2009, 5:05 PM

May 3, 2010 — -- Groceries are the fourth largest expense for most American families -- after houses, cars and credit. In fact, the average family of four spends $10,692 a year on groceries, according to the IRS. That includes food, personal care items and household supplies. Here's why this stat matters: where you spend big you can SAVE BIG! Below are a bunch of tasty resources to help you cut your grocery bills by as much as 80 percent. Couponing doesn't have to be a time-consuming drag. Just save two months worth of circulars, whole and uncut. Then, this free website allows you to search for coupons for things you need, rather than randomly clipping coupons hoping you'll use them some day. also matches up coupons with sales so you can double up on your savings –the key to successful couponing. Click here for You may also like the website, which aggregates hundreds of store circulars all in one place. Click here for You can use this website to search by product, find the store circular with the lowest price, and even print out the store circular page you need.Click here for This is a subscription site that tracks sales and coupons at hundreds of grocery stores across the country. The site tells you when a product is so cheap that you should stockpile it. The key to stockpiling is to buy enough of a product to get you through until the next big sale. You buy groceries when they're cheapest instead of when you need them. Click here for the One way to save a bunch of money on groceries is to copy veteran shoppers who post "brags" online showing the best bargains of the week at your local store. This website aggregates dozens of those brag blogs. I also highly recommend the BeCentsAble grocery savings workshops, available around the country and as an online tutorial on the website.Click here for