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Tips on Grocery Deals

One way I try to save on my grocery bills is to buy everything I can on sale.  To do this you have to:

  • plan meals around store specials
  • be able to identify when store sales are a good deal and stock up

Trent Hamm has describes how this is done at his blog called Using Grocery Flyers To Plan Meals.

Several web sites now help with this goal.  One that serves central Iowa is Learning the Frugal Life.  On Wednesdays, Sara, the author, posts the items she thinks are a good deals for Hy-Vee and Fareway.  She also adds ideas for coupons for some of the items.  You can go to the site each week or you can have the lists delivered to you via email like I do.   If you like to shop at Aldi’s, Dahls, Target, or Wal-Mart you have to check out the individual flyers on line.

If you are not living in Iowa there is a site called becentsable grocery gathering that provides lists of grocery specials by state and grocery store.  It you are “into” grocery prices you might consider signing up to provide information on your favorite stores for others.

Bottom line, you can save money on groceries, but it takes a little more time and energy than just going to the store and putting whatever looks good into the cart.

-pointers from Peggy

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  1. absolutel buy on sale. if you can resist the “regular” prices you will definitely save. I truy to resist trying many new things because they are where your money goes and I find I don’t eat them anyway; they stay in the larder.