Take Control of Your Grocery Budget

Posted on July 9th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

Grocery prices seem to be constantly be on the rise, making your budget hard to control.  However, there are few simple things you can do that will help you get control — and stay there!

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Make It At Home

First things first — do you really have to buy those box mixes, packets and frozen foods?  No!  Make what you can at home and stick to buying the basics from the store. No more worrying about what is in your food!

Shop Less Often

This one goes hand in hand with the first tip — go to the store less. If you’re not in the store then you won’t be tempted to purchase things you might not actually need.

Use Cash

When you do go shopping, leave the debit cards and checks at home and commit to paying with just cash.  You’ll find that you purchase less and only get what you need.

Shop Loss Leaders

Loss leaders are the items that grocery stores deeply discount in order to get you in the store.  Typically they can be found on the first and last pages of the sales ad.

Use Coupons

Use coupons on items that are already on sale to maximize your savings!

Create Meal Plans

Create a meal plan so you know exactly what ingredients you will need from the store — saving time, money and helping life be less stressful!  

Compare Unit Prices

Those big packages aren’t always the best buy! Be sure to compare the unit prices before assuming the biggest package is more economical.

Create a Price Book

Keep track of the prices of the items you buy the most, so you know what is a good price, and which store has it.  You can either use a spreadsheet on your computer or traditional pen and paper.

 

You might find it easier to implement just a couple of these tips at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed.  Once you’ve used to your new changes, add in some of the other tips.  Even if you choose to just do a couple of these tips — you’ll find that you will be controlling your grocery budget, instead of it controlling you!
 


New Coupons!!!

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by Coupon Cathy


$0.30 off (1) Haribo product, 4 oz. or larger
$3.00 off (2) NIVEA or NIVEA Men Body Wash
$1.00 off any ONE (1) Stayfree Product
$0.50 off one KRAFT Mayo or MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
$3.00 off On any Vanquish Headache Relief Product
$1.00 off Kerasal Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer
$2.00 off Kerasal Nail Fungal Renewal Treatment
$2.00 off (1) Sally Hansen Hair Removal Product
$1.05 off (1) Energizer EcoAdvanced™ batteries
$0.55 off (1) Energizer batteries or flashlight
$0.75 off any Two (2) TONY'S Pizzas
$1.00 off any CLEAN & CLEAR product
$2.00 off ONE CLEAN & CLEAR ADVANTAGE product
$1.50 off 10 oz bag of Nudges Dog Treats
$3.00 off one PLAY-DOH MARVEL SMASHDOWN HULK Toy
$1.00 off (1) Quart of LACTAID Ice Cream
$4.00 off Flonase Allergy Relief 120 spray bottle
$1.00 off XTRA™ Liquid Detergent
$0.75 off ONE (1) Windex product
$0.75 off any ARM & HAMMER™ Spinbrush™ Toothbrush
$0.75 off ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rinse
$0.50 off any ONE (1) ARM & HAMMER™ Toothpaste
$0.50 off any ONE Kellogg's Froot Loops Cereal
$0.50 off any ONE Kellogg's Krave Cereal


Free Bundle of EveryDayHappy Family Essentials!

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by Freebie Felicia

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Convenience

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THIS OFFER MAY BE INCENTIVIZED!


Walgreens: Free 8×10 Photo Print

Posted on May 7th, 2015 by Freebie Felicia

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Walgreens: Free 8×10 Photo Print – Use code FREE2PRINT at checkout and select “In Store Pickup.” Ends May 9th.


Free Museum Admission for Bank of America Customers

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by Freebie Felicia

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Bank of America customers get free admission to many museums on the first weekend of each month. Check it out HERE!


A Few New Printable Coupons!

Posted on April 30th, 2015 by Coupon Cathy

Looking for more savings? These coupons will help! Print now. :)

$1.00 off any (1) SPLENDA Sweetener, Granulated $1.00 off (1) 4-pack Danimals Squeezables Yogurt $1.00 off THREE Old El Paso™ products $1.00 off any two cartons of Swanson Broth $1.00 off any one Mitchum $3.00 off one Mitchum Men's or Women's Clinical $1.00 off any one (1) LLOYD'S Barbeque product


New Printable Coupons!

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Coupon Cathy

Stretching that grocery budget is a must in this house! It probably is in your house too. Print these new coupons and enjoy the savings. :)

$2.00 off (2) Carnation Breakfast Essentials $1.00 off El Monterey Taquito or Mini Chimi Snack $1.00 off (3) El Monterey Single Serve Burritos $1.00 off El Monterey Signature Burritos $2.00 off (1) package of HUGGIES Diapers $2.00 off PULL-UPS Training Pants $2.00 off (1) GOODNITES Product $0.50 off (1) HUGGIES Wipes 32 ct. or larger $10.00 off (1) Nicorette or NicoDerm products $0.50 off ONE Bounce Product $2.00 off ONE Gain Flings 31 ct or larger $0.75 off ONE Gain Laundry Detergent $0.50 off ONE Gain Fabric Enhancer $0.50 off ONE Downy Product $1.00 off TWO Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty $1.00 off THREE Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Pastries $5.00 off Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food $5.00 off one bag of Purina ONE Dry Dog Food $1.00 off (1) Butterball Chef Selects Entree $1.00 off 2 packages of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese $0.50 off any One (1) Purex Powder 22oz or larger $3.00 off any TWO Purex Laundry Detergent 90oz $1.00 off (1) Purex Baby Liquid detergent $0.75 off any TWO (2) TEMPTATIONS™ Treats $1.00 off two Purex Liquid Detergent or UltraPacks $0.50 off any ONE (1) Kandoo product BOGO Free Playtex Sport Pads, Liners or Combo pk


When At First You Don’t Succeed…

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

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My brother used to always tell me that when at first you don’t succeed, sky diving is not for you. While I firmly believe he was right about sky diving, that doesn’t make it  true about money saving methods. In fact in spite of these ideas may not work out for you the first time, in the long run they can still save you money using them.

Learning Curve

Let’s take the money saving idea of cooking your own meals from scratch rather than buying fast food, meals in a bag, and bagged bread. Cooking is a skill and like all skills, has a learning curve. Your first loaf of bread may not turn out the way you hoped. If it makes you feel any better, mine didn’t even look like a loaf. You may discover you only skimmed the recipe and you have tried to stick two loafs worth of bread dough into one pan. It happens. It’s just a learning experience to help you avoid future mistakes.

Time In Life

Clipping coupons may not be something you would pursue while living single with the belief you can live off of cup of noodle soups and peanut butter sandwiches. You don’t have the storage space to build a coupon fueled food storage. You don’t have the gas to go to six different stores and the time to hunt down the smallest product size in each. Besides, the generic brand is usually less expensive even with a coupon.

When you become a married parent trying to fuel that formula and diaper bill with no expanded income to make ends meet (and they were barely touching to begin with) you may want to revisit that whole coupon thing, or cloth diaper idea. Where it wasn’t helpful before, it can be vital now.

 


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