b'FIVE WAYS TOSAVE MONEY1 .Shop smartShop smarter with these top tips:Write a shopping list so you only buy what you need.Keep a pen and notepad in the kitchen, or downloada free shopping list app hereit will helpyou keep track of items as they run out. Buy foods that can be used for several different dishes it will give you flexibility to create different meals. Look for food with the longest use by date or fresh foods which can be frozen in case you dont eat them in time. Buy local, seasonal foodits often cheaper, supports the local economy and has travelled fewer food miles. Avoid BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) deals if you dont think youll eat the free item before its use by date.2 . Meal planningWhether you live alone or in a large household, planningyour meals will save you time and money and help youmake the most out of the food you buy.Research shows that people who plan their weekly shopare less likely to over-buy.Before you go shopping, have a meal plan in mind andcheck your fridge, freezer and cupboards to see whatyou need and what needs using up.If it seems daunting, start off with planning a coupleof meals a week and then build up as you go.4'