It's something, I'm learning, that takes time, effort, and patience to learn the tricks of the trade. Thankfully I'm not attempting to be the resident guru for everyone else, I can lean on the lessons taught and learned by the coupon guru bloggers of the world... so today I share a new one (for me) with you -The Coupon Geek!
My middle sis had this one linked to her "blog reads" on her blog, and I am definitely going to take some time and check it out. Right away I found a post she wrote: "31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget (Without Coupons!)"
Check out the Coupon Geek's Tips:
You can go to her post HERE, and get full details on each and every tip.
TIP #1: – Create A GOOD Grocery Budget And Stick To It!
Tip #2 – Create a Weekly Menu Plan
Tip #3: – Have a “Low Inventory” List in your pantry /on fridge
Tip #4 – Inventory Often To Avoid Expired Food
Tip #5 – Shop With An Organized List That’s Listed By Store Aisle
Tip #6 – Never Shop Hungry–And Leave The Kids At Home
Tip #7 – Keep a Price Book
TIP #8 – Keep a Clean Fridge And Know What You Have On Hand
TIP #9 – Make Your Own Single-Serving Snacks
TIP #10 – Only Shop With Cash
TIP #11 – Use Your Leftovers
TIP #12- Use Proper Storage to Extend the Life of Your Food
TIP #13 – Create and Live Off a Stockpile
TIP #14 – Switch From Bottled Water To A Pitcher or Water System
TIP #15 – Skip Convenience Foods And Make Your Own
TIP #16 – Freezer or Once-A-Month Cooking
TIP #17 – Always Have a Quick Back-Up Meal On Hand
TIP #18 – Try To Work In Some Crockpot Cooking
TIP #19 – Use Recipes With Few Ingredients
TIP #20 – Be Creative And Make Your Own Restaurant Meals At Home
TIP #21 – Try The Store Brand Version of Products
TIP #22 – Try Alternate Stores Like Aldi’s or Warehouse Clubs Like Sam’s or Costco
TIP #23 – Buy Your Spices Elsewhere Or Grow Your Own
TIP #24 – Always Be On The Lookout For Great Store Deals That Don’t Need Coupons
TIP #25 – Simply Put, Use Everything!
TIP #26 – Consider Canning/Preserving Food
TIP #27 – Plant Your Own Garden
TIP #28 – Visit Pick-Your-Own Locations
TIP #29 – Shop At Local Farmstands And Farmer’s Markets
TIP #30 – Change Your Eating Habits, Take a Little, Go Back For Seconds
TIP #31 – Alternate Ways To Cut Meat Expenses