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Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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Do you know how to get the most for your money? Do you have any tips to share?

Here are a few of mine-

Buy items to cook from scratch

Buy store brand whenever its cheapest

Use coupons on items you use

Shop the sales

Keep a price book (a price book is just a little notebook where you wrote down the  price of products you buy often. Each store has the a different price. This is helpful because now you'll know when things are REALLY on sale. Once you get the hang of this you can expand on it more by adding that stores avg sale price, and how often what goes on sale where)

 

by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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RissyLee
by Head Admin on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I don't buy meals that come in boxes or bags. They're always more expensive, and they're worse for you anyways.
I definitely shop sales. I make a menu every week, make a list of the foods I need, go through the free ads I get every week, and decide where to shop for what. I live close to several stores, so it's easy to shop at 3-4 different stores to get the best deal.
I should make a price book. That's a good idea!
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Ginais2cute
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I shop the sales and try to plan menus ahead of time.

things4us5
by Group Owner on Mar. 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I try to plan menus ahead of time also. But it's not a strict schedule. More like well sometime this week we're going to have this,this,this,and that lol

HayKay
by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM
I plant a garden. Once its all set this year I will post pictures.
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things4us5
by Group Owner on Mar. 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM

me too! Ours is going to be not as grand this year though, I'm due around when the harvest will come in. Don't think I'm going to be in the mood for gardening when I'm as big as a house lol

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