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60 Seconds Focusing on Value:

"Be a Cheapskate"

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Neal Templin, New York Times Cheapskate, writes "Food prices have soared." His guide to grocery shopping: shop at one store that has reasonable prices for most everything. That's your first stop and may be your only stop. Be flexible. Drink the orange juice that's on sale. And eat what's on special. For produce, best buys are found at ethnic grocers. Read the labels. Usually you get a volume discount but not always. Watch carton sizes. Many ice cream makers have downsized the two quart containers to one and a half. But buy the house brand. Theirs, usually, are still two quarts. It's possible to cut your food bill, says the ultimate cheapskate.