There is more to saving money than just coupons. Here are some of the best strategies for saving money when shopping:

-There are plenty of stores that offer coupons, including department stores. Places such as Macy’s, Kohl’s, and JCPenney almost always have a sale or deal going on.

-Use price comparison or coupon apps before you shop. This will not only cut costs on items that you might not have known were on sale, but will help you narrow your shopping list.

-Try different stores to do your shopping. You might find that prices at your typical store are higher. It’s worth a try!

-Buy in bulk. Many grocery stores will have lower prices when you buy the larger size or the larger bulk. Comparatively, an item that costs $7.99 at 10 oz is more expensive than an item at $27.99 if you buy 4.

-Lastly, don’t buy brand name. There are many items that are store brand that may surprise you how similar they are to the name brand. This goes for clothing too; buying into labels can be significantly more expensive.