tip for sudden rising grocery prices- Frugal Savings

I found a new use for my price book to help with the suddenly rising grocery prices. I compared current prices to previous.Then I made a list of all items that had NOT gone up or were the least rising prices. Then I put this list with my menu planning/current ads for the week to come up with

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    I found a new use for my price book to help with the suddenly rising grocery prices.

    I compared current prices to previous.Then I made a list of all items that had NOT gone up or were the least rising prices. Then I put this list with my menu planning/current ads for the week to come up with more receipes that used these particular items. For Example, potatoes and cilantro and onions have gone up the least in fresh items. So I looked for receipes that used these items.
    Dairy has gone up the most. So I avoided receipes that used lots of dairy products.


    Some items have doubled in our area and some have gone up 50 cents per item almost overnight. Hope this tip helps.


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    That's a really great Idea, I hadn't thought of doing that! I already keep a price book, but I spend so much time clipping coupons and watching for deals that it never occured to me to do that. Thanks!
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    I've only really started being "frugal" since Jan 1st. (New Years Resolution). But, I've been thinking about a master grocery list. Each 1st of the month..buying my master list and then filling in with loss leaders. I might copy one of these lists I see on websites.

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    Is anyone thinking about vegetable gardening to snuff out the cost of produce?

    I have built greenhouses and intend to garden all year long to eliminate the cost of produce. I have had some good fortune with early spring planting, so I look forward to more success this summer. I am finishing a homemade greenhouse project this month.

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    That's what we've been doing, gardening. I've been buying alot of stuff at farmers markets too and then canning it all myself. I used to think it was hard, lol, now I wonder what the heck took me so long!
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    I get the flyers from the only two grocery stores in town. I sit and check the loss leaders and find the sales and write a list for each store. Then I put beside each item, what the sale price is so I don't end up buying it when it is not on sale. I buy several of each sale item, so I end up with a stock pile.

    I buy almost all my groceries this way. dash

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    Dash- have you ever used the grocery guide?
    You just type in your zipcode and it pulls up all the stores in your area and shows what's on sale. You click the little checkboxes beside the items you want and then print it out when your done (for each store). So it's like finding all the loss leaders and sale items but without the hassle of writing it down or flipping through the pages to figure out which one has the best deal.


    I love it and my kids are even learning how to find deals with it.


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    Unfortunately, it doesn't show the stores we shop at here. (Wal-Mart, for example).

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    OMG!! Love this tool! Thanks to those of you who shared. It is still amazing to me the things I am finding on this site. Wtg, Liss! Wtg, Friends! I think we can help each other weather the tough times! Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissDaisy View Post
    Dash- have you ever used the grocery guide?
    You just type in your zipcode and it pulls up all the stores in your area and shows what's on sale. You click the little checkboxes beside the items you want and then print it out when your done (for each store). So it's like finding all the loss leaders and sale items but without the hassle of writing it down or flipping through the pages to figure out which one has the best deal.


    I love it and my kids are even learning how to find deals with it.

    The grocery guide dosen`t help me either. We have one grocery store in our town and it`s not a big chain store like Kroger, etc. However we do have Dollar General and Family Dollar. Sometimes we do go to Walmart and another small chain grocery store that is in another town about 25 miles south of us. There is one and maybe two or more Albertson`s in Amarillo, which is about 50 miles north of us. And Albertson`s in Amarillo isn`t listed with the other big chain stores on this site. (I wonder if Liss could list it When we go to Amarillo, we go to just visit DD and her family.
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    Wow - This has been really helpful! I'm continually amazed by all the helpful hints and suggestions. Thank you so much.

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    It has really gotten so bad around here...I have been trying to handle what I can hee with out going outside of my resources for help..things are getting tighter too....the guide has really been helping me and the Mos weekly menus too!!
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    a friend of mine says she goes to Dollar General first, then after she puts the groceries in her car, she checks her list and THEN goes to the grocery store for the few items she needs to buy.

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    I try to shop a lot of bogo free deals combined with my coupons, I also always keep my eyes open for specials and then built my meals around what I have on hand. Next weeks menu (I was just getting into planning out a week ahead) has to change because while at Wal mart for something totaly unrelated to groceries, I saw bell peppers for 25cents each (stuffed bell peppers next week) and cabbage for 25 cents a pound, (steamed cabbage and cole slaw will now go on the menu). I usually carry a small cooler in my trunk and whenever I happen to pass the Kroger store located 2 miles from my house I pop in to quickly scan for meat markdowns.
    I will pick up items not normally on my list and find ways to use them if the price is good. example: Publix has 40 ct. Totinos pizza rolls bobo and I have a coupon that will get me $1 off my final price is $1. guess what we'll be having for snacks around here??
    Pillsbury savorings is bogo and I have two $l coupons, final price $1 each, will freeze and have quick appetizers on hand to take to a gettogether. Probably can't make anything homemade cheaper than that.
    I have certain items that I get at Aldies that are even cheaper than in Walmart and will go there to stock up those about once a month.
    Bi-lo is great for closeouts, but they don't put them in one place, you just have to walk down the isle and look for the purple close out sickers, then check your coupons(mine will double 60 c coupons to 1.20) to see if it's a good buy. I do this on a weekly basis and find lots of shampoos, body washes, lotions (I have about a years supply on hand now) as well as groceries.
    I have always shopped smart but now that things are getting tighter with money I also have to learn to live smart.
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    I also intend to start gardening and cook from scratch as much as possible... Happy 2009!
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