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Four ways to cut costs when you're out shopping

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Whether it's mom or dad out there managing the family budget - it's always nice to hear a few tips that help save cash when you're out shopping. Whether you're hitting the grocery store or the mall - we have the top 4 ways you can keep money where it belongs: in YOUR wallet.

1)      First: Be a "perimeter shopper" at the supermarket. Shopping the outer aisles is cheaper and the food there is less processed and healthier. Bonus! 

2)      Second: Go green and save money at the same time: use vinegar to clean floors, bathrooms, glass, etc. The smell goes away when it dries – it's cheap, and it's non toxic!

3)      Third: We always hear about buying in bulk but – it's only worth it if you use your meat or dairy before it expires. So here's the twist. Know what you need in advance, find a friend to shop with, buy your bulk and split it up. 

4)      Fourth: Here's our favorite -and it's probably just for the ladies out there - Organize a clothing swap! Have something cute but it just doesn't work for you? Instead of heading to the mall to find new clothes, gather up a few of your friends, invite them to bring over some gently used treasures, set a minimum number of pieces for each to bring, drink some wine, and trade away!

If you have some great ideas on how to save money, we want to hear about them. Like us on Facebook and send us a direct message, or tweet about it using hashtag #WTOLSave$. (Are you following us on Twitter? Do it here.)

And if you're interested in some more ways you can save money instantly, tune into WTOL 11 News at 11 tonight. Our special report is all about the top 5 ways you can save your cash immediately.

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