In Louisiana, we are getting a little relief at the pump, but not much help at the grocery store. Experts have a few tips that might help cut your food costs.

Gasoline prices are down by more than 10% from record high prices in June when the nationwide average hit $5 dollars a gallon. The average price is now $3.70 a gallon according to the American Automobile Association, the national average is now $3.70 for a gallon of regular, but food prices continue to hit hard. Many families are having to make tough choices while shopping for food.

I saw a woman at a Shreveport grocery store the other day and one of her children ran up to her with a bag of chips, saying "Mom, can we get this?" Mom quickly said no to her child and said "we aren't going to be able to buy any snacks." I can only imagine this is something many families are dealing with as they try to stretch a dollar at the grocery store.

Inflation in August is up more than 8%, which is near a 40-year record high. Yes we might be getting a little break at the pump. But you have to remember we were paying under $2.00 a gallon just a couple of years ago.

What Grocery Items Cause Sticker Shock?

Egg prices are up almost 40%
Milk prices have gone up by 17%
Bread will cost you 16% more
Chicken prices are up by nearly 17%
Fruits and veggies are up almost 10%

Here Are Some Ways to Trim Your Grocery Bill

Grocery prices have a lot of families trying to pinch pennies. Do you have some shopping tricks that save you some money.



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