Friday, March 4, 2011

More Bang for Your Buck

I don't know about you, but I'm definitely in need of further advice, instruction, and habit forming in regards to my grocery shopping, food making, and anything that involves spending money on and preparing better and healthier meals.

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

1 comment:

Rachael said...

awesome!! thanks for sharing!