Thursday, April 16, 2009

How to save money on groceries without coupons...

I ran across a cool post today about saving money without coupons. I don't know about you, but I really get frustrated with the whole couponing system. As a mom of a 2-year-old, the thought of going to several different grocery stores in one week makes me want to tear my hair out. I don't have a ton of space to stockpile deals that I find, so that doesn't work so great. And most coupons are for processed foods that we don't eat. Going to a place that doubles coupons sounds like a good idea initially... but not if I'm spending more on the rest of my grocery bill for the weekly essentials (milk, produce, etc.) than I would by going to SuperWalmart. Couponing just doesn't work for me right now.

But I can do all these things. Check it out...

2 comments:

SMS said...

Man.. now I feel so much better. I do ALL of these things!!! Thanks for posting this :)

Ruthie said...

These are great tips!

Some of the other things that I do is that I plan menus that will use some of the same ingredients. This way I'm not left with an unused half of a red pepper or onion.

I also shop based on unit/price of items rather than just the price itself. Although it's probably easier for me, since up here in Boston, a lot of us shop for groceries on-line. So I can easily sort by unit/price.