How to save money on grocheries and personal care items  

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created by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-02 11:02:28 pm

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Buy items in bulk. Especially meats. Take those items and freeze them into meal size portions. Split the costs with family and friends to save even more money. In the long run this will save you 75% of your grocery bill.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 12:14:40 pm    

 



Plan your menu in advance. Try to give yourself a budget per each meal, like $5 limit for breakfast and $10 limit for dinner.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:35:05 am    


Make a price book to find which store has items you buy regularly the cheapest. For example Heinz Ketchup is $1.49 at Weis and only $1.29 at Giant. Those small savings add up quickly.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:42:54 am    


Buy store brands to save money. But only buy store brands when you do not have a coupon for a name brand. A lot of time combining coupons and sale prices will make a name brand item even cheaper than a store brand one.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:46:56 am    


Know your stores policy and check your recipts! A lot of times items will scan at the wrong price. Most stoers have a policy that if it scans at the wrong price, than that item is free!

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 12:12:24 pm    


When you have more then one store close to where you shop, compare the ads. Some store will match prices or simple take the time to visit each store for just the sale items.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-03-03 11:29:13 pm    

 



Never go to the grocery store hungry. Shopping hungry lead to eat buying that is not needed.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-03-03 11:30:15 pm    


Clip coupons! I clip any and all coupons. You never know when something is going to go on sale for a great price, and you will have a coupon that will make that item even cheaper!

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-02 11:02:28 pm    


Match the weekly sales flyer to your coupons. A lot of times, you will find items that you need for 75% off or even free!

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-02 11:03:22 pm    


Stock up on items when they are at their lowest price. Buy enough to last at least 12 weeks. Sales tend to cycle. For example, every 12 to 13 weeks Giant has chicken breasts for 99 cents per pound! I buy enough to last for 13 weeks. I never pay full price

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-02 11:05:39 pm    


Make a shopping list and stick to it! People spend so much extra money on extras that they don't even need.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:33:42 am    

 



Don't throw away those leftovers use them! Use leftovers in a weekly casserole, or even burrito. Be creative!

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:36:05 am    


Email companies of your favorite products & tell them how much you enjoy them. Companies will usually send you a coupon for a free product, plus extra money saving coupons. Email each company about every 90 days. http://crazycouponsavings.blogspot.com/

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:40:50 am    


Take advantage of rebates and try me free offers. Their are rebates for almost every product available. It just takes a little bit of searching to find them.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:44:16 am    


Avoid looking at endcaps in stores. These are used to make you buy extra things that you do not need. Avoid these impulse buys. They are usually not a good deal.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-03 11:45:39 am    

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