Tips for shopping for groceries on a budget

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You’ve probably been to the grocery store recently and noticed that you’re paying more for many of the items you buy regularly, like bacon or cereal. Across the country, food prices have been on the rise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. reporting a 0.3% increase in food prices in grocery stores and supermarkets from July to August 2021.

The increase in the price of groceries is the result of a series of different factorsfrom extreme weather events to increases in global shipping costs and material shortage used to pack food. In fact, food companies like Tillamook and General Mills have already announced that they are step price increases to customers.

For many Americans, rising prices in all fields — in groceries, gasoline, cars, homes and electronics — means they need to get smarter when they shop. Select talked to two budget food bloggers and compiled some of his best tips for saving money when shopping for groceries.

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