Saving on grocery shopping
Created on 3/1/2010 by Disciplanner
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I am always trying to pinch pennies where ever I can, so every Monday I flip through all the grocery store ads and pick where I am going to go for the best deals.  I have three stores that I go to each week and they are all within two miles of each other so it really doesn't make my trip much longer than if I just went to one store.

The next thing I recommend is to get a Sunday paper and clip coupons. Also, join a website (like mommysavers.com) and print your coupons at home.  Most large supermarkets will take printable coupons, but small family owned stores may not, so check before you try to use them.  

Don't knock the store brands until you try them.  I buy store brand goldfish crackers for Little Guy and I spend $.50 less and get twice as much.  Another great tip is to buy in bulk on sale, which leads me into my last grocery tip.  

Warehouse stores are awesome if you go with a list and stick to it.  The first few times I went to Sam's Club I spent $300 and had no idea what I bought.  Make your list and be sure to only include foods you will use before they expire or things that you can freeze (meats, cheese, pizza, etc.)  I buy mostly lunch snacks, bread, meats, and frozen convience foods and I rarely buy produce because it will go bad before we eat it all.
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