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How one woman saved enough on her grocery shop to send her family on a cruise every year

Samantha Menzies
Senior editor – Finance

One Brisbane mum has managed to work out a way to save enough on her grocery bills and instead send the money on a yearly family cruise holiday.

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Janine Mergler spends just $150-200 per week on her groceries for her family of 5.

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Aside from visiting the supermarket only once per week, and buying homebrand products whenever possible, Mergler shares her tops tips on how to easily cut your bill.

1. Make a list

2. Take the right amount of cash

3. Shop on a full stomach

4. Don’t shop with kids

5. Stay away from the ends

6. Avoid multi-packs