Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:31 am
- # Shop for produce at a local farm stand.
# Never buy coffee, soda, or other drinks or snacks out.
# Always grocery shop with a list.
# Take advantage of sales on items that you would normally buy.
# Only shop once a month.
# Keep a price book and track prices by unit cost.
# Stockpile staples when prices are low.
# Buy generic items.
# Plan meals according to what is on sale that week.
# Take advantage of rainchecks if the store doesn’t have a sale item that you need.
# Take advantage of rebates at Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid…but only if you’ll use the item and will follow through on the rebate.
# Buy enough of a sale item to last 12 weeks. That’s about how long sales take to cycle.
# Shop at discount marts: Grocery outlet, The Dollar Store, etc.
# Bring your own bags to the grocery store. Many stores offer a small discount per bag.
# Take advantage of stores that double coupons.
# Watch out for deals on things that your friends need, and have them do the same for you.