Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Groceries:getting the most for your money
I am a huge advocate of family dinners. I would feel safe assuming that most of us are. I love it when my hubby gets home from work and we can all sit down as a family and eat and chat about our day. However I am always looking for ways to make it easier and more cost effective. When I am planning a trip to the grocery store, I write up a menu of meals I plan to make during the next week or two. Then I write my grocery list off that. I probably could save a lot of money if instead I went to the store, bought what was on sale, and then made meals from that but I am just not that creative. One of my good friends told me about a food co-op that she is part of where a big group gets together and buys produce in bulk. I have been meaning to look into it forever, but I always forget and miss the monthly deadline. I will also admit that I am not good at knowing what is a "good deal." I don't have the prices of many things on my list memorized so I am not even sure when something is a good bargain or not. Make sense? So, tell me your secrets/tricks?
*What do you do to get the most for your money on groceries?
*Do you have a meal plan?
*Do you clip coupons or have some other way of regularly saving on items you buy? *What else can you share with us to help everyone save more while still feeding our families good, healthy meals?