13 Unusual but Effective Ways to Save on Groceries

Check the pantry at estate sales

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Estate sales are generally everything-must-go sales that take place soon after someone dies and the house needs to be cleaned out. Since “everything” means everything, you may find some swell deals on items from the cupboard and pantry.

If the idea of estate-sale groceries freaks you out, think of it this way: Would you buy that beautiful — and priced-to-sell — dining table in the next room? Then, why should cans of soup, boxes of panko or rolls of aluminum foil be any different?

Of course, check the best-by dates on any food items you buy.

Pro tip: Read “An Expert Estate Sale Shopper Shares His 11 Best Tips” before hitting an estate sale for groceries or anything else.

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