The Family Piggy Bank

jbyrd898
saving money on groceries
October 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

what are some specific things you do to save money while shopping for groceries?

Replies

  • FindersKeepers
    October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Buy wine in bulk to get 10% off.   lol!

  • michiganmom116
    October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Plan meals around what I already have on hand, adding only the items that I need to complete the meal plan.

  • jbyrd898
    October 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM


    Quoting FindersKeepers:

    Buy wine in bulk to get 10% off.   lol!

    lol

  • michiganmom116
    October 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    I know where the best prices are because I keep a price notebook.  I can see at a glance whether a sale is really a good deal or not.

  • jbyrd898
    October 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM


    Quoting michiganmom116:

    I know where the best prices are because I keep a price notebook.  I can see at a glance whether a sale is really a good deal or not.

    is it hard to keep up with the notebook?

  • michiganmom116
    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    If I have a coupon for something, I really try to stack it with a store coupon and/or sale.

  • jbyrd898
    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM


    Quoting michiganmom116:

    If I have a coupon for something, I really try to stack it with a store coupon and/or sale.

    I wish I could be that organized.

  • michiganmom116
    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Not at all!  Mine is organized as a computer spreadsheet.

    Quoting jbyrd898:


    Quoting michiganmom116:

    I know where the best prices are because I keep a price notebook.  I can see at a glance whether a sale is really a good deal or not.

    is it hard to keep up with the notebook?


  • michiganmom116
    October 5, 2012 at 8:49 PM


    Quoting jbyrd898:


    Quoting michiganmom116:

    If I have a coupon for something, I really try to stack it with a store coupon and/or sale.

    I wish I could be that organized.

    It's not so much organization as it is about being aware of what coupons I've got.  I'll see a store coupon or a sale and a flag will go up in my mind that "I've got a coupon for that!"

    I RARELY use coupons for food items.

  • michiganmom116
    October 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    I mentioned that we're dairy-free....meaning we don't drink milk (I'll still use some cheese).  We went from consuming 12 gallons of milk to maybe one a month for baking purposes...with the price of milk, that saves close to $40 a month.

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