You are getting some good advice.
I often don't have much luck with coupons from magazines, etc.
For example, if I can get Cheerieos for 50 cents off, the store brand is still cheaper and we think just as good.
I shop at Krogers [which has other names in other areas.] About every six weeks, I get a mailing of in-store coupons based on my buying habits. For example, I use Mrs. Dash seasoning because we are on low sodium diets. This week, I received $1 off coupon for a Mrs. Dash.
Now if I can find a coupon from the manufacturer [which is unlikely] - I could get it for a really good price. I also use frozen veggies if I am cooking them anyway. They are lower in sodium and this time of year, they are cheaper. I got a coupon for a free bag of frozen Kroger Veggies.
I shop at a second store that is only in Indiana. They have Senior Citizen"s Day today - so if I shop there, I go on Thursday to get an extra discount. People have been cutting back on spending and this store also offers $5 off coupon once a week for an order over $50. It is hard to estimate things that are weighed. If I am under on my estimate, I add a bag of pretzels as the aisle is just behind the cash register. Two weeks ago, I got $15 off of my total order that I would not have gotten at any other store.My final bill was just under $50.
I also suggest cooking ahead and freezing meals, if you have room. There is less food waste if you cook several different meals that have some of the basics in them that are the same.
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