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1/2/20 3:35 P

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We budget everything each month. Household, food, clothes, etc. Sunday we make a list and shop for the whole week. Meal prep is on Sunday and Wednesday. No mid-week grocery runs. It has helped tremendously with budgeting our food money.



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1/2/20 9:30 A

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I meal plan monthly and make a list. I shop only from the list. I buy meat when it is on sale and put it in the freezer, then when I am meal planning I make sure to include what I already have. I buy whole chickens when on sale, cook them in the crock pot, and then remove the meat and package in meal size portions and freeze. My store has a program that gives you a % back on the store brands you buy, so quarterly I get a large discount amount to use on my bill and I try to time using that when I want to buy a large amount of something. I am feeding 5 people, 2 of whom are teenagers. I make it a fun challenge to see how I can make things stretch (for example, taco meat: tacos, stuffed shells, pizza topping, roll it into crescent rolls, put a layer in a pan and top with corn bread batter, etc.).

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12/23/19 6:38 P

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carefully on all counts, price/sale

Gaye / Michigan

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12/22/19 9:50 P

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Sales, clearance, buying in bulk at Costco, knowing what items to buy in which stores.


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NIRERIN Posts: 14,667
12/22/19 7:43 A

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Eliminating waste is another way to save.

-google first. ask questions later.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 28,509
12/21/19 1:53 P

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Keep good records and watch for coupons and sales.



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PALUTE1 Posts: 747
12/21/19 1:49 P

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With a list and only buy what is on my list

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12/20/19 12:32 P

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very carefullly

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 28,509
12/16/19 9:06 P

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very carefully and coupons



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12/9/19 1:44 P

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Planning meals ahead! Soup is cheap and can be VERY diet friendly.

I love this site for that: https://www.budgetbytes.com/



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12/3/19 8:03 A

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I like the k-cups but I am not loyal to a kind - I utilize store brands, loyalty savings and coupons - this past week I got a box for $3.29👏👏

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12/3/19 6:14 A

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Not to be rude but I would shy away from purchasing dented cans, even if they are greatly reduced. The dents can cause food safety issues.

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12/2/19 11:45 P

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Circulars, digital coupons and coupon codes.



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12/2/19 3:30 P

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not no more



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12/2/19 2:21 P



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"What grocery items are available cheap and with free shipping on eBay?"

Ebay has a food and beverage department.

As an example, you can find non perishables like tuna, sardines, granola bars, chocolate, pasta, rice, protein powders, nuts, pork rinds, tea, canned veggies, etc.

Another strategy for saving grocery money is buying dented cans. Many supermarkets will discount products in a dented can or damaged box up to 50% off.


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12/1/19 3:25 P

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stick to a list

Gaye / Michigan

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12/1/19 3:06 P

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I make a list from what is on sale
and whenever possible, I buy store brands (they are usually just as good)
I only use coupons when the item is on sale
( I used to buy items BECAUSE I had a coupon....that's a no no).

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12/1/19 1:02 P

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Make a list and look for the sales.

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12/1/19 11:54 A

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"How Do You Grocery Shop On A Budget?
Sometimes, I buy on eBay if cheap with free shipping."

What grocery items are available cheap and with free shipping on eBay?

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11/29/19 6:10 A

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Budget Bytes is a great site for cooking on a budget.Here's a link:

www.budgetbytes.com

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SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 28,509
11/28/19 8:12 P

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Very carefully and many sales



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11/27/19 4:36 P

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I buy on clearance.
I buy on sale.
I use coupons whenever possible.
I go to Dollar Tree for many items.
Sometimes, I buy on eBay if cheap with free shipping.



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