As food lovers, we’re always talking about what and how to cook so that you can enjoy delicious home cooked meals even when you’re crunched for time or working on a tight budget. But time and money savings start before you hit the kitchen. Knowing how to shop efficiently can save you both — especially money. Here are our favorite easy ways to save money at the supermarket — no circulars required.

Related: The big mistake you’ve been making at Trader Joe’s (and how to fix it, stat).

Start with these 6 smart tricks for saving money at the grocery store every time. And especially check out the app mentioned, because earning rewards using your phone just for shopping will also save you time, especially if you’re someone who usually clips coupons. And the great thing is that it’s not just for grocery store shopping.

Speaking of apps, these are our favorite grocery store coupon apps. If you’re still looking at circulars and have a smart phone, I urge you to skip the paper and use one of these instead. You’ll get the same savings, but in a much more convenient and time-efficient way. And you know what they say: time is money!

Related: Let these 6 great grocery delivery services do the shopping for you.

Tips and tricks to save money at the grocery store each and every time | Cool Mom Eats

If you’re just looking for smarter ways to shop, be sure to avoid these 8 sneaky supermarket tricks. Grocery stores use these to lure customers into spending more than they may have planned, and being aware can help you stick to your budget — and maybe even eat healthier too.

And if eating healthier is part of your goal, you’ll want to check out these tips for how to feed your family healthy on a budget. It’s totally possible with just a little strategic thinking and planning.

Last, but never least, if you’re a Trader Joe’s shopper, you need this list of things you should always buy at Trader Joe’s to save money. It’s my go-to!