It seems like with the onset of cooler weather, people start talking about saving money on groceries. It has popped up on websites, blogs, and in conversations all over the place lately. I’ve spent quite a bit of time researching how to save money on groceries and have a system that works for our family. Of course, I’m always working to make it better and save more, and there are many many people much more experienced and efficient at it than I am.
Nevertheless, I am going to write a series of posts on what I have learned so far in case it might help someone else. Please feel free to comment with your helpful tips, experience, strategies, etc. or point to other resources. I’m always looking for more info! Also let me know if you have any specific questions about the areas listed below or if there’s something about saving money on groceries not covered here.
Here is my general outline for the posts:
- Developing a Budget and Tracking to It
- Frugal Shopping (store choices, price books, and sticking to the basics)
- Shopping the Basics
- Frugal Cooking – Simple Recipes From Scratch
- What About Eating Out, Junk Food, and Snack Food?
- Buying in Bulk
- Coupons and Stocking Up
- Organic/Local Food
- Grocery Store Alternatives