Just came back from the grocery store. I budget $125 for groceries from my paycheck (every two weeks)- I usually am the one to grocery shop, but Joe gets money too for when he goes to the store. Today I spent $147. And that was after the shopper’s card discount, e-coupons, being my own bags, and clipped coupons. In all I saved $26.
I know I could buy things in bulk, like a bag of carrots or a whole thing of celery, but for our time and sanity, I usually buy things like that already cut up- onions too. It makes for quicker meals at the end of a long day. We don’t have a ton of freezer room or a chest freezer, or a huge pantry, so buying large bulk things is not really an option. I try to buy store brand when I can if I don’t have a taste preference. The most expensive thing I bought this trip was cat food- and I had an ecoupon for that AND there was another coupon on the cat food bag. I think tied for second was either the Guinness, the hair dye, or the store brand slim fast I bought.
Just wondering what YOU do to save money at the grocery store.