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Stocking up and skipping one grocery run every month savings of up to 25%Loading up on sale items and shopping three times per month instead of four could shave off up to $2,500 a year for a family of four, the CCS writes. The idea is to live canada goose outlet los angeles off what you already have at home for two weeks in a row, which will probably require freezing some of your food.

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There also the question that these numbers are based on a national average. Food costs vary significantly across Canada, so the percentage savings rather than the dollar figures might be more useful for many shoppers.

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