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How to save on groceries as CPI ‘food at home’ prices soar | CNBC

Published Fri, Oct 14 202212:05 PM EDT, Updated Fri, Oct 14 20221:24 PM EDT

thumbnailBy Annie Nova@AnnieReporter

A woman shops for chicken at a supermarket in Santa Monica, California, on September 13, 2022.
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Despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to get the cost of living under control, prices just keep climbing — and the uptick is especially brutal at the supermarket.

The cost of food overall climbed 11.2% in September from the year before, according to the latest consumer price index data released Thursday. Prices of “food at home,” aka groceries, soared 13% from the same time in 2021.

Many of the hardest-hit items are ones most families can’t do without: Eggs are up 30.5% from a year ago, while poultry is up 17.2% and milk 15.2%.

Still, there are a number of strategies you can use to reduce your food costs, experts say. Here are some of them.

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