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Asked by horselover2 at 2:16 PM on Jun. 16, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • We get 208 diapers at BJ"s for $30 -- Luvs! They work great and last a long time. We get wipes at BJ's also for $15 for 700 wipes. We come up with menus for 2 weeks in advance and buy the ingredients for those and it saves from buying unneeded items. We buy in bulk for a lot of things, especially if we have coupons!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Coupons. Yes, its time consuming, but I save anywhere between $10-$40 every time I go to the grocery store.

    Answer by ABPeterson at 2:24 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Coupons and BJ'S( I love BJ''s),

    You can also sign up with Procard International, they have discount plans for many medical services all the way to local shopping!

    They also offer budgeting, debt management and similar services, plus they can help you find money for a down payment for a house!

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    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 2:29 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • I NEVER buy diapers w/out a coupon....I buy huggies, but LUVS are cheaper...but they break my kids out so I have to stick w/ huggies....I have started buying a lot of things in the store brands. Like wipes...I just buy the unscented ones so they don't break my son out. It saves me $$. I have also started buying cleaning products and dish detergent in the store brands. It is the same and it is cheaper!

    Answer by Momm2Princess at 2:35 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • You can get cloth diapers for free on freecycle and craigslist. You can get them for really cheap on craigslist, ebay and in second hand stores.
    Here are suggestions for getting your grocery bill down:
    Don’t buy paper towels or napkins.
    Make at least some of your own cleaning supplies (this has the added advantage of getting toxins out of your home).
    Past the age of 2,the only beverage humans need is water; don't buy juice, milk, soda, etc., except as a special treat.
    Cook from scratch.
    Replace meat with beans, seitan, lentils & tofu. Cook dried beans and lentils instead of buying canned.
    Make your own seitan.
    Whole grains, like whole wheat pasta & brown rice, may cost more than simple grains, like white rice & pasta, but they are more filling &more nutritious, so they really are the better value.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:23 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Frozen fruits & vegetables often cost less than fresh; they have the added advantage of having a longer shelf life & holding their nutrition longer.
    Once or twice a week have breakfast for dinner: yogurt with frozen blueberries & whole grain cereal or an omelet with veggies & a little bit of cheese with whole grain toast.
    Before you go to the grocery store, plan your meals & snacks for the next 8 days. Base your grocery list on your meal plan. Pull any necessary coupons. Eat before you shop. Buy only what’s on your list. The sales at the store are not to save you money, but to get you to buy more than you need; if you don't know for sure that you will use it in the next 3-4 weeks, don't buy it.
    If you would like some delicious, healthy & family/budget friendly recipes, feel free to contact me.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:24 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Buy diapers online at If you spend $49 or more you can get $10 off plus free 1-2 day shipping on your first order. Use coupon code ksever$10 to receive the discount.
    Also, the code is valid for anything on the site, so its also a good option for saving money on Christmas gifts for the little ones.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Nov. 25, 2009

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