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      Everyone will tell you something different, so after

      reading what works for them – try to pick apart what

      you think will work for you, and make a plan.

      Some feel that the best thing to do is menu plan – so

      that you are only buying what you absolutely need

      while at the store. That is where I go wrong. I

      focus so much on making sure I get the best deal on

      the things that are on sale (store sale, store

      discounts, coupons, etc.) that I forget about making

      sure that I have enough in the house to make meals. I

      can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to the store,

      spent $80-$100 on groceries and then came home saying,

      “Now what on earth do we have in this house for

      dinner?”…..

      Anyhoo, these are the main things that I do….

      1. I cut out coupons for any items that my family

      uses or would use if it wasn’t so darn expensive.

      2. I go through the weekly grocery store circulars

      and mark up what’s on sale – especially keeping in

      mind things that I have coupons for. I almost never

      buy anything that’s not on sale.

      3. I buy certain things at BJ’s Wholesale that are

      substantially cheaper there than at the grocery store.

      This is not always the case, though. There are MANY

      things that I can get at Shoprite MUCH cheaper than at

      BJ’s. BUT, my daughter lives on those Pizza Bagel

      Bites – and I have never found them to be any cheaper

      than a 72 pack for $9.50 at BJ’s.

      My next goal is to start making homemade detergents

      and cleaning products.

      — Robyn Jarrell <robyn.jarrell@yahoo.com> wrote:

      > OK I’m completely new to this group. The bargains

      > sound GREAT; however, where do you all find them?

      > What am I missing? I need to save money, cut down,

      > etc but I’m not sure where to start and when I see

      > these bargains I just shake my head wondering WHERE

      > and HOW!!!! Thanks

      >

      >

      >
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      Original Message —-

      > From: Ria <aweea_aka_awa@yahoo.com>

      > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

      > Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2008 11:06:01 AM

      > Subject: Re: Budget101.com : My grocery savings this

      > week!

      >

      > OMG, now THAT’s AWESOME!!!

      >

      > ….And it’s funny because I just bought two bottles

      > of

      > Gatorade yesterday for $1.33 each (YIKES) because my

      > daughter is sick (102 fever, vomiting) and I knew

      > she

      > needed to replenish the electrolytes. …And I HATED

      > paying that price!!!

      >

      > — pooh5497@yahoo. com wrote:

      >

      > > That is great… here was mine….

      > >

      > > First I went in with 49 G2 gatorade coupons. The

      > > coupons were for $1 off and the gatorade is only

      > $1

      > > so

      > > I got 49 bottles of G2 gatorade for the tax of

      > $3.19

      > >

      > > All those bottles filled up my cart so I did that

      > > first and then went back in for my “food”

      > groceries.

      > >

      > >

      > > Then for my food… the bill before BOGOs and

      > > coupons

      > > would have been $124.43 and I paid $31.72

      > >

      > > WHOOO HOOOO

      > > Amy (who is addicted to saving money)

      > >

      > > — Maria Jewlz

      > wrote:

      > >

      > > > I was so excited to go to the store this week,

      > > > because

      > > > there were a lot of items on sale that we use

      > (and

      > > > needed) – and I had coupons for them too! WOO

      > > HOO!

      > > >

      > > > It’s been several weeks since I’ve been to the

      > > > grocery

      > > > store, so we were low on a lot of items.

      > > >

      > > > My total bill came to $274.08. After store

      > > > discounts

      > > > of $75.71 and coupons $38.77, my total came to

      > > > $159.60.

      > > >

      > > > I know many of you are able to do better than

      > > that,

      > > > but I was pretty happy with myself!

      > > >

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