1. Buy generic
Sometimes, it’s just not worth paying more for the name brand. After all, table salt is table salt, no matter what type of fancy label appears on the packaging. Kendal Perez of CouponSherpa writes that cooking staples such as sugar, spices and flour are just fine in their store-brand form:
“With flour or any of those dry things, I don’t need to have Morton’s or Gold Meadow. … I usually go with the store brands.”
The same holds true for frozen veggies. And if you typically serve canned cranberry sauce on Turkey Day, hide the generic can and see if any of your guests even notice that it isn’t a brand name!