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Re: Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

Nicole ·
I live in a suburban area. My favourite grocery store is a Walmart Superstore that is 30mins away. I got once a month for a big grocery shop. I have closer stores within a few miles but they are expensive & I just don't love them. There is a dirty little mom & pop grocery store 1.5blocks from me but its dirty, the staff are awful & the fresh food tends to be on its last legs. There is a drug store that has a small grocery section with great prices on eggs & clearance items. I...
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Re: Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

SDT ·
I have 3 grocery store [email protected] miles from me . Market Basket,Shaws and Hannaford.There is also a Target and Walmart with groceries about 10 miles away. Growing up there were 2 local stores about 15-20 min away. A car was necessary then and now.
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Re: Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

mintjulep ·
I stick with my favorite grocer which is about a 5 mile drive from my home. Once in awhile I drive a bit further to a Wal-Mart which is about 15 miles but only if my shopping list grows to add non-grocery items that I really feel have significant savings. I've learned the repetitive sales patterns for my favorite grocer, use coupons, and plan shopping around those sales. I've learned that getting to really "know" 1 or 2 particular grocers that are nearby end up saving me more money than...
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Re: Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

Former Member ·
@mintjulep I also avoid hitting Walmart for regular grocery trips unless there are other items I need that are hard to find in other grocery stores. But that alone can be a time suck. Last time I went to Walmart I did so many laps around the store trying to find the non-grocery items (some in the hardware section, some in the laundry section? I'm not even sure, I left without getting everything I needed) that I could have just made two stops: grocery store and hardware store.
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Re: Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

mintjulep ·
@Former Member Yes, it's true!! You've just given me another reason to avoid Wal-Mart. Thank you!
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Nicole ·
I am a big time couponer (in Canada) but I have noticed that the coupons are getting a little more scarce since the fall. I have a recipe box (well 2 actually) that I bought at the dollar store & some blank recipe cards (my MIL gave me hers that she doesn't use) & wrote titles on them to create dividers. One is dedicated to Grocery Shopping specifically. I have dividers for grocery departments such as Produce, Deli, Dairy, Meat, Cereal, etc that sort my coupons into as I get them (so...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Sid ·
Good points shared by almost everyone. Here are my two cents for young parents. My wife is a stay at home mom and we have a 13 months old baby boy. My wife saved a lot of money by preparing all his meals at home. So rather than buying formula baby foods from the grocery, if you can prepare the meals at home, I bet you it will save tons of money. Happy Saving everyone! -Sid
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Sid ·
Good points shared by almost everyone. Here are my two cents for young parents. My wife is a stay at home mom and we have a 13 months old baby boy. My wife saved a lot of money by preparing all his meals at home. So rather than buying formula baby foods from the grocery, if you can prepare the meals at home, I bet you it will save tons of money.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Nicole ·
I agree Sid. I made my own baby foods, pureed foods for both of my kids. They were eating very similar meals to my husband & I, just in a different form. We have a backyard garden as well, so it was fantastic to use my own fruits & veggies. Now that my kids are older, they love to snack around the backyard! Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow herbs, lettuce, green onion, etc on your window sill and if you are luck enough to have a patio, a tomato plant is fun, colourful...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Sid ·
Excellent idea there about backyard garden. We live in an apartment but I think the balcony is sufficiently large to grow some vegetables. I guess now I know how I'll be spending my entire Sunday today.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

AverageJoe ·
menonabudget, both your post on the 10% rule and the couponing were spot on. My wife and I used to coupon quite regularly, but then we stopped receiving the paper. Guess we're going to have to start that again. We can also print coupons off. But, we saved over $4K in one year doing that. And we also go "gas points"...and this saved us on gas when the gas at Wal-Mart's station was too high. Any time we could buy something with a coupon on it that was something that we regularly used, we did...
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Re: Grocery Store Unit Price Codes

Caitlin Constantine ·
I always check the unit price. It was how I randomly discovered one day that the name-brand raisins were actually cheaper than the generic version at my grocery store. I still don't really understand it, but hey, not going to question it too much!
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Re: Grocery Store Unit Price Codes

Savvy Susie ·
That is why you should always check the codes. Certain items, like ketchup and mustard, are notorious for inconsistencies when it comes to name and generic/store brands. One can save an enormous amount of money by simply reading UPCs.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

FreebiePharm ·
Continuing to look for ways to save in this area as it is the most "controllable" expense we have. I have taught myself to be more mindful of what I buy and assess whether I really need something.
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Re: Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

Bonnie Squires ·
For me i never drove but now my kids drive me around. But we have a store that is about 10 to 15 min away from us price are kinda high on meats but thats in all small towns i've lived in. Than we have a dollar general thats a mile away. Walmart I'm guessing is about a half hour away. Which I don't go there much.
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Former Member ·
@Bonnie Squires , what's it like shopping at the Dollar General that's close to you? Do you find it has enough of the essentials? I know DG is working to expand its selection of fresh food, like produce, but I'm not sure if that's actually happened in stores yet.
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Re: Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

Bonnie Squires ·
@Former Member Where I use to live which was about half hour from here they was good for cereal,canned food,house hold items. I didn't buy much frozen food there and they didn't have produce there either. It was a small store. Now where I'm living i really like this dollar general it us to be a walmart store which closed down and so the dollar general brought the store because it was bigger than they had here. This one has gas. It has fresh meat which isn't bad at all and produce which i've...
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Grocery Savings - Publix

Christi ·
Hello Fellow Savers, I came across this today https://www.frozenrewardsclub.com/Home/Products It is a way to get a 10 gift card from Publix, when you buy 30 worth of Agra frozen foods. Please share other savings like this that you have found!
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Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

Former Member ·
I'm working on an article about food deserts: areas where there's limited access to fresh food. It's making me think more about those trips to the grocery store that I take almost on autopilot. Did you know that just 10 years ago, more than 2 million Americans who didn't own cars also didn't have a grocery store closer than one mile away? I gripe about doing this weekly task, but when it comes down to it, it's not a strenuous one for me to complete. I'm curious how far you go to do your...
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Grocery Store Unit Price Codes

Savvy Susie ·
Is anyone out there not using grocery store unit price codes when they shop?
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How To Save Money on Groceries

Six on a Budget ·
How do others save money when buying groceries? I have two ideas that have worked really well, among others: First: Ask what do we have to eat; not what are we in the mood to eat? That simple question saved us remarkably by making do and getting creative with what we already have in the house, rather than frequently running back to the grocery store for a "few more things". Next: Call your local grocery store and ask what time of day that store clearances meat, produce and bakery items. Shop...
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Apps to earn rewards and cash

Ana ·
Ebates - earn money when you shop via stores on Ebates. Ibotta is a great way to earn money while you shop. Check out Fetch Rewards. Turn any grocery receipt into savings! Shopkick - Earn points toward a free gift card while you shop in stores or online - Get Upside - earn money back when you get gas for your car. I can privately send you the links to the apps with my referral codes in which you will earn a bonus. Just let me know. Are there any others that I should check out?
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