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Whats your method for saving when grocery shopping?

I cut coupons, buy store brand but still seems like I spend to much..

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sam223

Asked by sam223 at 11:54 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Shopping

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  • I plan a menu, make a shopping list, and take my calculator with me.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:55 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Coupons coupled with sales!
    obrn4u

    Answer by obrn4u at 11:57 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I plan the meals ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner), cut coupons, and DON'T TAKE MY KIDS!
    mamax4our

    Answer by mamax4our at 12:01 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • get what I need with a dollar number limit on non essentials
    AprylnAtticus

    Answer by AprylnAtticus at 12:01 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I like the menu idea will definitely try that one..
    sam223

    Comment by sam223 (original poster) at 12:06 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Meal planning will REALLY help! We throw away so much less food this way, and I write on my list how much I need of everything. When I need a particular spice for one recipe, I buy only the amount I need in bulk, so I don't have a random jar of spice going bad in the cupboard. I also buy most of my spices in bulk and reuse the jars I already have.
    I end up going to a couple of different stores for different things. I know what stuff costs at each, so I shop accordingly. Coupons are a good way, too.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:14 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I make a menu according to the stores ad. I also get coupons online for items I know I will be getting and also ones that are for ad items (so I get it free). I make a list and I only get whats on my list. I spend less than 100.00 every 2 weeks for a family of 4. I also only buy 2 snacks and I may shop at 2 or more stores.
    OBImomma

    Answer by OBImomma at 12:16 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Thanks ladies for all the info..If you get your coupons online which sites do you use....
    sam223

    Comment by sam223 (original poster) at 12:19 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I use Coupon Suzy and my local grocery store has a website w/coupons for them. I also buy the Sunday paper with all the sales papers and coupons.
    mamax4our

    Answer by mamax4our at 11:34 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I cut coupons and sometimes buy the store brand.
    booksandhooks

    Answer by booksandhooks at 9:49 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

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