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Budget Buster: Let's go grocery shopping!
by Staff
Grocery shopping seems cheaper than eating out, but groceries can be expensive -- especially if you're not paying attention. Think you're a great grocery shopper? Test your skills and to see if you can stay within budget in our grocery shopping quiz.

If you're craving a recipe for macadamia-crusted mahi-mahi, which of the following will help you make it more affordable?

  • Eating it at your favorite restaurant
  • Buying the exact ingredients and preparing it at home
  • Substituting frozen fish for fresh mahi-mahi
  • None of the above

True or false: Using a coupon is always the most economical choice.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Buying pre-seasoned meats will save you time and money.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Fresh produce is never the smart choice if you're shopping on a budget.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following is a good substitute for an expensive cut of meat?

  • beans
  • rice
  • cheese
  • all of the above

True or false: You should avoid sales on bulk products unless you have a big family to feed.

  • true
  • false

How can making a grocery list help you when you're shopping at the store?

  • prevents impulse buys
  • saves gas
  • saves time
  • all of the above

Which of the following will help you save money at the grocery store?

  • using a credit card
  • shopping with multiple people
  • watching the cash register scanner
  • none of the above

True or false: Shopping with your children can increase the amount of your grocery bill.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Canned products are always the cheapest option.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following can help save money at the grocery store?

  • planning your week's meals ahead
  • shopping alone
  • buying the Sunday paper
  • all of the above

True or false: Pre-washed lettuce is a budget-friendly grocery item.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Dried herbs are cheaper than fresh herbs.

  • true
  • false

True or false: You can save money by shopping at one store every week.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following will add to your grocery bill?

  • using cash
  • shopping while hungry
  • bringing your own bags
  • none of the above

What's the easiest way to choose the cheapest product?

  • shop at eye level
  • compare unit prices
  • buy generic
  • all of the above

Which of the following can help you save on sandwich meat?

  • ask for deli meat to be sliced thin
  • skip the deli and carve the meat yourself
  • add cheese as a filler
  • all of the above

True or false: Shopping at a local farmers market will help you save money.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Sour cream is an economical substitute for crème fraîche.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following tips will ensure you stay within your budget.

  • clip coupons
  • shop with cash
  • use a reward card
  • all of the above