(Saving dough. Get it? I crack myself up … ) I kinda use the dollar-cost-averaging approach. Instead of making a hard-core plan, I just meander my way through town, rarely making the grocery store the primary destination of my trip, but instead popping into the store that’s on my way back from wherever. That way I’m hitting several different stores each week, without adding any time to the process because they’re integrated into other missions. My reasoning is, each store has a handful of things that they sell cheaper than anyone else, so I can grab those things when I’m there.
For instance, I would never go to Rancho Liborio for anything other than produce or meat. But their produce is amazing. Rancho Liborio is where these pictures came from. And these. It’s the home of the $1.99 pineapple, never on sale but always the cheapest in town.