Looking to save on purchases for your spice rack? Try shopping at a natural food store. Nelson says buying spices at a natural food store can save you up to 97 percent on the basic spices people buy regularly. For instance, a $3.52 jar of bay leaves at the grocery store will cost you only 12 cents for the same amount at a natural foods store, she says. Drugstores and discount stores also sell spices cheaper than at a grocery store. Another tip: Buy your spices from the "ethnic" aisles or better yet, in the ethnic markets.
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