Has anyone else noticed that the price of lunch meat is outrageous? I visited my local store the other day to get a pound of sliced turkey. It was a name brand meat I ordered, and I could not believe that it amounted to $8 a pound! I was astonished and couldn’t believe my eyes.
Every once in awhile I find myself throwing a shopping trip in between running other errands. This is because the grocery store with the cheapest prices is in the next town over. Anyway, I don’t always have time to prepare a detailed grocery list. One problem that arises when I neglect a list is that I end up forgetting to purchase an ingredient that is necessary in preparing a meal. Fortunately, I found a great way to make sure I have everything I need without a detailed grocery list.
The other day I was looking at my recipe cards to decide which dinners I wanted to prepare that week when it hit me. The recipe cards all have the necessary ingredients listed right on the front of the card. All I had to do before running out to complete my errands was grab a few of the cards and place them in my purse.
I often visit Wal-Mart’s website to keep an eye out for any new free sample offers, but I have totally been overlooking another excellent aspect of this site. Wal-Mart actually offers several free coupons that you can use to purchase groceries. Almost all Wal-Marts sell groceries now, and some are even Super Wal-Marts stocked with everything you would find in a grocery store.
The coupons I found after doing a quick search were for products almost every household uses. For example, there is a coupon for $1 off a jar of Planters peanut butter. Another coupon was for $1.50 off any Kraft Foods product. I know I use both of these items in my home on a regular basis.
One of the biggest ways to save on your groceries is to lessen the amount of trips you make to the store each month. I know people who only pick-up their groceries once each month. In order to do this you’ll need to have an addition freezer. The size of the freezer depends on the size of your family.
The only thing I don’t like about shopping once per month is that you need to store excess milk in your freezer and then thaw it out as you need it. My sister does this all the time, but I just don’t like the taste of the milk after it has been frozen. Instead, I’d rather just grab additional milk from a little convenience store in between shopping trips.