How you save money on groceries?

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Go Blue

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#287
Oct 7, 2010
 
Had a great new product for dinner, last night....PF Changs frozen, Sweet and Sour Chicken for two...we just added rice and it was really good, and the closest to real restaurant chinese food, but cheaper and way more convenient......great, especially if your on the go.....
Go Blue

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#288
Oct 20, 2010
 
Since i last posted here, i found out i lost eight pounds in 6 days? Bewildering? The only thing i have changed is, i am addicted to these ramen noodles for lunch called, YAKISOBA, they come in many flavors and all you do is add water, spice packet, and microwave for 4 minutes......Now, losing the weight is the best part, for me, but this is an amazing deal....they have a 50 cents off coupon in the sunday paper, and they cost 60 cents each, at my grocery store........So, to sum up, ten cents for a 500 calorie lunch, that helps me lose weight....Incredible.....
Go Blue

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#289
Nov 16, 2010
 
Seems like, rather than whining about the economy, we might all support, this kind of thread?...C'mon everyone......it's more useful, than calling eachother names....
ladielake

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#290
Jan 23, 2011
 
Make a list of ALL the various grocery store specials of interest, either print the list from online ads or bring your newspaper ads to Walmart and take advantage of their price match offer. Savings are way more significant than couponing. For instance, somewhere a store will advertise milk for $2.00 a gallon, Walmart's price is typically around $3.49 or so, but will match a competitors price of $2.00 when you advise them. That is a savings of $1.49 or so on an item nearly everyone uses. You may need supporting documentation. I have used the match pricing on meats, produce, staple products, Dr Schols socks, gifts and many other items.
Also, if in Michigan, don't forget to watch for mispriced items, if the marked price is lower than the scan price, you will be eligible for a Michigan Scanning law penality. I have saved up to $15 on a single shopping trip.
Go Blue

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#291
Jan 28, 2011
 
Much as i hate to give Walmart any business, i wonder if they do this price matching, nationwide? I have never cared for their meat too much.....bought flipflops there for $2.50 tho....lol...I'm thinking they were always made in China....lol...
irene

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#292
Feb 2, 2011
 

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your comment on being unemployed and having time to shop is crass...maybe one day you'll have time to shop too.
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You must have a lot of time on your hands. Make lists? Cut coupons? Dr

ive all over? Not all of us are unemployed.
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#293
Feb 2, 2011
 
say what is pretty judgemental
irene wrote:
your comment on being unemployed and having time to shop is crass...maybe one day you'll have time to shop too.<quoted text>
Go Blue

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#294
Feb 11, 2011
 
Geez, maybe the economy is coming back......

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#295
Feb 12, 2011
 
I think so, but no one will agree with me. I still cut my coupons and shop for deals.
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Geez, maybe the economy is coming back......
Go Blue

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#296
Feb 13, 2011
 
KCGR wrote:
I think so, but no one will agree with me. I still cut my coupons and shop for deals.
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Yeah, me too.....on this forum, i don't know if many will survive, especially if Obama gets the economy back....it's like, what do we do now?....lol....

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#297
Mar 26, 2011
 
This doesn't have much to do about groceries, but entertainment. I've been using sights like groupon.com , living social and restaurant.com . Tonight I went out to Birch Lodge had a coupon for Birch for $10 off $20 with no forced gratuity. Dinner was $14 for great sandwiches with sides of fries and onion rings, 2 beers and a diet coke. The coupon cost me 50 cents through restaurant.com .
You need to read the fine print though as many require an 18% gratutity added on before discount. While I will normaly tip that, I just don't like being forced into it. This one did not, and a restaurant I frequent on a regular basis.
Go Blue

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Mar 25, 2012
 

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My wife saves money, by taking leftover steak, pork or even brats, and mixing raw vegetables and soy sauce and stir frying it into something great.....
Mutant Mike

Grand Rapids, MI

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#299
Mar 25, 2012
 
I buy 'pink slime' wholesale.
Go Blue

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#300
Jul 4, 2012
 

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Why is it, that so many whine and bitch about how bad the economy is, how they're running outta money, yet a thread like this....something constructive, that actually speaks to the issue of helping everyone save on groceries, while eating well....gets hardly any attention at all....wonder what that means?
Herm

Grand Rapids, MI

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#301
Jul 5, 2012
 
We have been able to cut down significantly on our grocery bill by going out to eat more and putting it on plastic. Then when the credit card collectors come after us we intend to ignore them, call Dave Ramsey, and learn how to settle for pennies on the dollar. We can feel good about this approach because debt collectors are sub human , ignorant, sum. We have Dave Ramsey to thank for this little trick!
Go Blue

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#302
Jul 11, 2012
 
Know what you mean....look forward with glee, opening the newspaper, in hopes of it containing KFC coupons.......Yippee......

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#303
Jul 16, 2012
 
We bought in to a CSA this year for the first time. It is awesome! Fresh, local and organic vegetables for 5 months. At first I wasn't sure that the expense was going to be justifiable in the long run, but my family is learning how to eat in season a bit more regularly. Decreasing our consumption of processed foods and supporting our community with our dollars! I would recommend this to anyone.
Go Blue

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#304
Jul 16, 2012
 
Not familier with CSA?

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#305
Jul 16, 2012
 
Go Blue wrote:
Not familier with CSA?
Community supported agriculture. You buy a share in the output of a farm.
Go Blue

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#306
Jul 16, 2012
 
strong woman wrote:
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Community supported agriculture. You buy a share in the output of a farm.
Thats so cool....kinda like the urban gardens, they are doing in the empty lots, in large citys.....but, a share of a farm, is much fresher, eh?....years ago, in Germany, they have these areas outta the large citys, where the city dwellers each get a patch, like 20 X 20, wher they can grow veggies or flowers, some have little troll like sheds, where they come and picnic, during the weekend....BTW, have missed you, as i remember we talked years ago about Shipshewana pies...lol...wish this thread did better...seems most wanna bitch about the economy and politics, yet don't care about saving on food...go figure....

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