Ways to save....on grocery

Times are getting hard, financially speaking. That doesn't mean you have to ball up in a corner and cry, nor is the world going to end. You just have to make some adjustments to your shopping habits and lifestyle, cut a few corners here, cut a few corners there. This is a new post that I'm starting, on things you can do to adjust to the financial crunch. Today is money saving tips for grocery shopping.

  • Buy generic. I know a lot of you out there love buying your name brand stuff, I do too. But have you ever considered buying the generics of some of those items? Store brand items have most, if not all of the same ingredients as it's name brand counterparts are just as good.

  • Take advantage of those buy 1, get one free deals. I do this even if I don't need the second item right away, but it'll be one less thing to buy on my next grocery shopping trip.

  • Make a list and stick to it, and don't go grocery shopping hungry. A lot of people tend to buy things they don't need when they are hungry or go shopping without a list.

  • Coupons, coupons, coupons. They'll always be in the Sunday paper. Cut a few out and use them, or find some online from sites such as Coupons.com and Coupon Mom.

What are some of your money-saving tips for grocery shopping?


Shea said...

Buying in Bulk. Like a the price clubs and freezing what you aren't going to use right away.
But this also depends on whether or not you are living with human garbage disposals who eat too much too often.

Violette said...

Look for stores that have double-coupon. (A 50 cent coupon is worth $1 off.) Some stores even have special triple-coupon days. Check your receipt because many stores have started printing coupons on the back or at the bottom.

If you buy make-up brands like Revlon and Cover Girl, look for their coupons. They usually have $1 and $2 off coupons. Watch local drugstores like CVS and Walgreens, they sometimes have buy one get one free (or half-off) makeup specials. That is the best time to use those coupons.

budget chic said...

Good topic Chica, we need more of these!! I believe it time to start squirreling away money and start being smart about buying what you NEED and not what you want! Whatever you already own in terms of shoes and clothes, find creative ways to make what you already have work!

The Cheap Chica said...


TeeThymeDiva said...

Before you grocery shop, try to match your coupons along w/ the items on sale to take better advantage of the coupon. If an item is buy one, get one, use two coupons for the two items. Also, try to plan your meals around what's on sale for the week.

Anonymous said...

i combine coups with what's the CVS extra bucks program. lots of time they end up paying me to buy the product. also, use that cvs card.

yes, most places will take both coups on the bogo's .

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