How you save money on groceries?
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#267 Jul 30, 2010
Cooking two huge steaks, on the grill tonite. I would imagine, with my wife's skills, we should get at least three meals out of all this. My wife is asian-american and very good with any meat leftovers. She can add vegetables, and stuff she gets at asian grocery store, and stirfry it into something, as good as anything from the thai restaurant...LOL...Sunday is our 20th, so we are going out to eat at Skorpios, a great greek restaurant down here....20 years, who woulda thought...LOL...
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#268 Aug 12, 2010
Wish we could keep this useful thread alive....maybe if i praise Obama...lol....
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#269 Aug 20, 2010
Sorry, I'm back.....we have a new puppy in the brood, and have come up with several fun ways to make her meals more exciting to her, as she gets fed twice a day, to the big one's once, and at night....last night she had her first egg(huevos, since we buy them at spanish market,lol)and tonite she has her first leftover beef liver. In the mornings, i have been using canned chicken and turkey gravy, to spice up her puppy chow......anyone on here, had a puppy lately and what they learned feeding it?
Jan

Grand Rapids, MI

#270 Aug 20, 2010
How do I save money on groceries? I sit around all day waiting for Obama to pay my mortgage and give me grocery money like he promised, and when it doesn't happen I go to the welfare office and feed at the public trough, thanks Obama

“Just trying to make it”

Since: May 08

Dadeville, AL

#271 Aug 20, 2010
FishMich wrote:
Share your ideas on how to save money when buying groceries.
It's easy. I view the ads online, use coupons, and buy only what is on sale and what I have coupons for. I spend about $50 a month on groceries, but I rarely buy meat and junk food. I have also cut HFCS out of my diet which has helped my health and my pocket book (because I swear that foods with HFCS are more expensive considering unbranded items usually don't have it in them).
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#272 Aug 21, 2010
pagan22 wrote:
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It's easy. I view the ads online, use coupons, and buy only what is on sale and what I have coupons for. I spend about $50 a month on groceries, but I rarely buy meat and junk food. I have also cut HFCS out of my diet which has helped my health and my pocket book (because I swear that foods with HFCS are more expensive considering unbranded items usually don't have it in them).
That's high fructose corn syrup, you speak of, correct? Its just another name for sugar, i believe.....tried to find a flavored coffee creamer, without sugar, and it is next to impossible.You would think, in this day and age, they could accomplish that.....$50 a month is incredible, even with coupons......
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#273 Aug 26, 2010
Got several good deals today at the grocery store, among them.....Coke is introducing a new soda, Sprite Zero.....they had a deal, if you bought 3 12 packs, for $12, then you got one free...basically $3 a 12 pack, thats a medium deal in my soda buying world....BUT, they had these coupons hanging on the 2 litre bottles, $2 off, if you bought a twelve pack....well, don't you know i got 4 coupons and ended up spending $4 total for 4 12 packs of Sprite Zero......Now, i hope the wife likes it....lol.....beat that.....
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#274 Sep 2, 2010
I know it is a popular pastime, to complain about the economy and politics, but this thread should have a place here....to exchange ideas with eachother, on how to save a buck and still eat well......

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08

Grandville

#275 Sep 2, 2010
Go to Morrie's Surplus Food in Hudsonville. Far better than ALDI and Save A Lot combined! Much better food, fresher milk, fresh cheese, yogurt. I shop there at least 3 times a week now.

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08

Grandville

#276 Sep 2, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text> That's high fructose corn syrup, you speak of, correct? Its just another name for sugar, i believe.....tried to find a flavored coffee creamer, without sugar, and it is next to impossible.You would think, in this day and age, they could accomplish that.....$50 a month is incredible, even with coupons......
Use Half and Half or whole whipping cream, and then 1/16th teaspoon of almond extract - you have a sugar free almond type flavoring for coffee/tea. Do the same with other extracts. It works, I do this all the time because I am a type 2 diabetic.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#277 Sep 2, 2010
Marti from Michigan wrote:
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Use Half and Half or whole whipping cream, and then 1/16th teaspoon of almond extract - you have a sugar free almond type flavoring for coffee/tea. Do the same with other extracts. It works, I do this all the time because I am a type 2 diabetic.
Thanks so much for that recipe...i will try it...we get a coffee flavoring,almond and irish cream, made by Torani, at World Bazaar(like Pier One), that is sugar-free, but as you are well aware, that does not always mean sweetener free...still cannot believe, that of all the flavored creamers in the dairy section, that everyone has sugar as the main ingrediant...i just never grew to liking sweet coffee.....i wish more people would keep this thread going, instead of just argueing about politics all the time...
Jan

Lake Odessa, MI

#278 Sep 2, 2010
I don't pay for my groceries. I just charge everything and then send the bill to Obama
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#279 Sep 6, 2010
I cooked BBQ chicken on the grill this morning at 9:30...it is so hot down here, that i always try to grill stuff that takes awhile as early as possible....i love it, but chicken always flames easily and makes a mess outta the grill.....got leg quarters for 69 cents a pound, so its a tasty cheap thrill...lol...
Jennifer

Birmingham, MI

#280 Sep 14, 2010
CoWife wrote:
The obvious, make a list of meals I plan to prepare for the week, based on what's for sale in the local ads. Use coupons if available.
I make a point of stopping at a few different stores to get their best deals (if they are in the general area of my main store I shop at).
Watch the deals and coupons though, as sometimes I find the store brand is cheaper than the brand name, even when its on sale.
The store brands are almost always more that the national brands when using coupons. Check out all the cheap & free groceries this week at http://meijermadness.com

The trick is to stockup on what's on sale each week and build a stockpile!
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#281 Sep 17, 2010
I am forever trying to lose weight, and i found a helpful product....for lunch i have been having these, YAKISOBA ramen noodles, about 500 calories each....they are available in almost all grocery stores....only take 4 minutes in the microwave....i think, they taste great....Now, for the best part, they have a 50 cents off coupon in the Sunday papers and my store sells them for 60 cents each.....that's ten cents for a tasty lo-cal lunch...lol...

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#282 Sep 17, 2010
My son loves those. Now that he is 21 and moved out, I pick him up a case of them at Sams for under $6. Me I can't stand them, lol.
Go Blue wrote:
I am forever trying to lose weight, and i found a helpful product....for lunch i have been having these, YAKISOBA ramen noodles, about 500 calories each....they are available in almost all grocery stores....only take 4 minutes in the microwave....i think, they taste great....Now, for the best part, they have a 50 cents off coupon in the Sunday papers and my store sells them for 60 cents each.....that's ten cents for a tasty lo-cal lunch...lol...
Laughing

United States

#283 Sep 17, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
I am forever trying to lose weight, and i found a helpful product....for lunch i have been having these, YAKISOBA ramen noodles, about 500 calories each....they are available in almost all grocery stores....only take 4 minutes in the microwave....i think, they taste great....Now, for the best part, they have a 50 cents off coupon in the Sunday papers and my store sells them for 60 cents each.....that's ten cents for a tasty lo-cal lunch...lol...
Check out the sodium content in those things. I think you will be blown away by how much salt you are actually putting in your body! One of those meals has almost half your daily allowance of sodium.

I tried the same thing, but then noticed I seemed to be gaining weight, it was all the water from the sodium. That and the horrible headaches from the MSG in them. If you're lucky, you can find them without the MSG.

If you get the regular ramen noodles packets (dirt cheap also), cook them regular but don't add the season packet. Instead add a small amount of parmisean cheese ( or a low fat cheese of your choice) and seasonings of your choice (I prefer Mrs Dash and dried chives) it will taste just as good and you won't feel so bloated or sluggish.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#284 Sep 18, 2010
Thanks Laughing, and i will try those tips...about the sodium, as i work outside here alot lately, in about 92-94 degree heat, the additional sodium may not me thw worst thing...i can sweat thru my T shirt and shorts within a coupla hours.....sorry, kinda gross....lol....
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#285 Sep 21, 2010
Seems like we should have some Tea party tips on saving money on groceries......
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#286 Oct 4, 2010
One excellent sign, that the economy has turned around, is that no one has any tips on saving grocery money....tips welcome from both sides of the political aisle...lol...

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