There are a couple of stores that have a discount on the first Tuesday of each month. Now that I am living on a very tight budget, I am shopping on those days. I will check the flyers to see what is on sale so I get the sale price plus the discount of 10 percent at one store and 15 percent at another......
In addition, one of those stores has been having special sales on Fridays. Not sure if this is just for the summer or if it will continue into the fall, but I have gone on one of those Fridays and saves over 40 percent off my grocery bill.
When the fresh veggies are gone, they are gone for the month, unless there is a big sale, such as this past week, another store had dollar days where I could get head of lettuce for $1, or an english long cuc, or whole bunch of celery, even green grapes for $1 a pound, and they are usually never that cheap!!!!
So, sad as it is to say, I do not plan my meals then make up a grocery list. I check the flyers, make up a grocery list and then plan my meals based on what I have in the fridge/freezer.