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

baby
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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suziejax
by Suzie on Oct. 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

i have a herb garden which is nice to use fresh herbs

ZoeCY
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:36 PM

We raise our own beef so that helps a LOT, although obviously not everyone can do that.  We also buy a hog from a local farmer and split that with my parents once a year.  It is a lot more all at once but when you figure it out based on prices in the grocery store it saves a lot and luckily we have the freezer space for all of it!

ZoeCY
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:38 PM

We also buy a lot of things at Costco and split them either with my parents or in-laws.  

cjsmom1
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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I use coupons

cjsmom1
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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Always look at the store ads and stock up when things are on sale for a good price

leahbeah143
by Leah on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:38 PM

 try to plan meals around what's on sale at the store

leahbeah143
by Leah on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:39 PM

 coupons

quickbooksworm
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:40 PM
The only problem with that is that I'd drink it in bulk lol!


Quoting FindersKeepers:

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


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jaedynmoon
by Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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Use coupons, compare price per ounces, buy more meats one week if there is an awesome sale to freeze...I bring a calculator with me to make sure I stay under my $80 weekly budget and make sure everything in my cart has a plan for it.

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 6:08 AM

you're right...it's not.  I should have said milk-free...although it would be no trouble to go completely dairy-free.  I cook/bake with coconut oil (no butter) and I have designed many menus with no cheese or other dairy products.

Quoting OliviasMommy611:

How is that considered dairy free?

Quoting michiganmom116:

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.



Rhonda

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