How to Save Money

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      The first thing you need to do is check all the sales flyers and plan your weekly meals around what’s on sale. Pay close attention to prices when you shop and make notes if you need that to remember. Some sales are NOT sales! If some store in your area has something on sale at a good price, buy several of that item.

      Google coupons. You’ll get several sites that provide coupons you can print.

      Only use coupons for things you use! Even $3.00 off of something that you don’t use or is frivolous isn’t saving you anything!

      Always check the maked down meat. It’s NOT BAD! My husband is a meatcutter, and the meats they put in the mark down section are at the last day the store can sell them, but if you take them home and either cook them that day or freeze them, they are fine. You can save LOTS of money that way!

      Watch for meat dept. lost leaders. A store in our area has chicken tenders on sale every few weeks for .99! Last week they had boston butts for .99. When you find those bargains, buy several pounds and freeze it!

      The most important thing you should do is to make a list and stick to it! The ONLY EXCEPTION should be if there is an instore sale on something you use all the time and it is a terrific price!

      Don’t ever buy precut vegies! I can’t believe people actually pay 30% more to buy precut green peppers, mushrooms, onions, celery & carrots! For goodness sake, buy a good knife! It doesn’t take but a few minutes to cut them yourself!

      Stay away from precooked or premade foods. They are VERY EXPENSIVE!

      Make most of your own. If you check the net, you’ll find quick recipes for cream sauces, cheese sauces, how to season foods, etc. Check “copycats”. They have recipes to make your own hamburger helper meals and all those other expensive “quick box meals”.

      Just keep watching, reading, and trying. You’ll get better with experience!


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