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Being more frugal at the grocery store

May 13th, 2008 at 05:55 am

The past week especially we've been making a serious effort at trimming the grocery bill. That means shopping the sales, clipping coupons, comparison shopping and visiting multiple stores to get the best deals (within reason given gas prices).

Some success stories so far:
Shop Rite had OJ on sale for $1.88 (normal brand is nearly $4.00 regularly and maybe $2.50 on sale; store brand is usually $2.29). So I bought 4 (that was max allowed) and froze them.

Shop Rite had pasta on sale $.74/pound box. Bought 5 boxes.

Genuardi's had bread on sale 1/2 price. That saved $1.75/loaf. Bought 2 loaves and froze one.

Genuardi's had store-brand frozen meals that I sometimes take for lunch on sale 5 for $10. Bought 5.

Shop Rite this week has strawberries 2 packs for $2.50 (usually $5.00). Also had a coupon for $10 off a $50 order so used that. Also a couple of other good sale items that I can't think of at the moment plus used other coupons.

All together, probably saved $20 or $30 since Friday between coupons and sales on stuff we'd be buying anyway.

6 Responses to “Being more frugal at the grocery store”

  1. midlight21 Says:

    Way to go DisneySteve!! Let me commend you (you male, you!) for being so involved and interested in the family diet & shopping! Go you!!

  2. sagegirl Says:

    I am really proud of my hubby (comparison shopping and coupons have never been his thing) because since he has been unemployed, I have been letting him do the shopping and he sticks to the list and is able to tel the kids "no" when they want toys (that is the bad part of going to Walmart to shop--the extras add up)

  3. Maismom Says:

    Good for you! These grocery savings really adds up at the end.

  4. Aleta Says:

    Great job Steve. Those coupons, instore savings, buy one, get one free, and dollars off for spending x amount of dollars add up.

    I'm adding alot more to my challenge savings since I started this as a savings.

  5. klbb90 Says:

    Excellent shopping! Its amazing how it all adds up. If you are going to keep following the sales and good prices, you might want to start a price book if you don't already have one.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go, Disneysteve! It's a nice feeling knowing you have food in the freezer and the pantry, isn't it?

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