You might think that keeping a grocery budget in check in a small household would be easy. Fewer mouths to feed equals less money flowing from the account, right? That may not always be the case especially when it's difficult to take advantage of volume buying. Here are some cost-saving tips:
Look for large bags of frozen vegetables and chicken breasts on sale. Divide contents into single- serving sizes and refreeze at home in freezer-quality sealable bags.
Check the small print on coupons or in-store promotions to avoid buying more than you need to qualify for a discount. When in doubt, ask for a clarification at the customer-service counter.
If you don't have the storage space to take advantage of buy-in-bulk offers or warehouse-club savings, share the bargains with friends.