Looking to Save Money on Groceries?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Who isn't with prices creeping up each week. I have always been a coupon clipper, but generally use only a few each time I shop, due to my lack of organization. Lately though, I've been more conscientious about it. I did manage to save $18 with coupons on one of my last big grocery trips. But, try as I might, it just doesn't seem to be enough.The biggest obstacle I face is shopping with 3 kids in tow. Trying to rifle through coupons and compare prices with 3 squirming octopuses in your cart (or running up and down the aisles) is not much fun.

I think the best plan of attack is to plan ahead by making a tight list, checking sales prices and clipping only the coupons you'll need for that trip. That's why I like the
couponmom's tips. My favorite place to shop is Kroger and there is a new program available where you can preload your Kroger Card with coupons and they automatically get deducted at checkout when you buy those products...yipee no paper coupons to shuffle through!

If you do intend to keep your paper coupons (I doubt I'll totally give them up ;) check out the couponizer.

Another site I like is the grocery game. The plan here is to stock up when prices are low and you have coupons. You slowly fill your pantry with staples, buying at the lowest prices and over time your weekly bill dwindles as your supplies increase. The site has a low membership fee, but you can make your list online and the site is updated with the sale prices each week (for most retailers). It's worth a look.

Now, if only I could occupy the octopi long enough to pick up everything I need, I'd be golden.

Manic Mom said...

Thanks for the Great info!

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