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1/18/12 9:55 P

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Like suggested, I keep a running grocery list. However, like others have posted before me, I too look at circulars, sales & coupons before heading to the store. I am in no way an extreme couponer, but I do try to save when I can. And having my Kroger card helps quite often.
I've found a couple of coupon databases that can be very helpful. For those that are couponers or others who might want to give them a look, I'll include them in my post.

http://thekrazycouponlady.com/ecoupons/

http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/lrw
c-coupon-database?

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6/15/11 6:12 P

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I got a store ad paper ahead of time and made a list according to the specials and healthy food that I needed. I ended up spending less money than I normally had. That was exciting! emoticon

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6/15/11 3:34 P

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thank you for the cleaning recipe and the menu/ shopping list



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6/14/11 10:16 A

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I have my lists when I go grocery shopping. Because at times, I shop at 3 different stores, it does take some organizing on my part. I have my lists and attached to those lists are the coupons I will be using. Since I am a moderate coffee drinker, I always take a cup of coffee with me when I go grocery shopping because most stores have a coffee shop in them as you walk in and sometimes it is hard to resist. I also make sure I have just eaten and I do take a protien bar with me too.

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6/10/11 11:59 A

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I hadn't seen this list, either. Love it!
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6/9/11 1:20 A

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Thanks for the list! It's a great resource. I've found I buy less when I stick to a list. And I really don't like grocery shopping...so, it gets me in and out, faster! Yeah!

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6/8/11 2:06 P

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thanks for the link that is handy..

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6/7/11 10:01 P

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Thanks for this shopping list!
I didn't know about it. emoticon

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6/5/11 4:13 P

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i will check it out thanks

i started this at 248.8 pounds and am hoping i can lose at least 50 in one year.


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6/5/11 1:57 P

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That's a helpful list, too.
I use a computer program called Living Cookbook for my menu and food inventory and grocery shopping list.

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6/4/11 6:33 P

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I've used the SP shopping list for a few months now & find it handy to hang on the fridge.

Here's the link

sparkpeople.com/resource/printable_s
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6/3/11 8:34 P

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you bet and on your car as well.

i started this at 248.8 pounds and am hoping i can lose at least 50 in one year.


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6/3/11 7:19 P

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thanks for the cleaning recipe i have used vinegar and water to clean my windows for years.. and it works great.. dawn would make sense to de grease a messy stove..

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6/3/11 10:56 A

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You are very welcome!


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6/3/11 9:58 A

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thanks for the great cleaning solution i will be using it thanks so much emoticon

i started this at 248.8 pounds and am hoping i can lose at least 50 in one year.


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6/3/11 9:46 A

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It's Friday! That means that I, too, am finishing up the weekly grocery shopping list. We don't coupon - except for non-food items (if we use them). I DO look at the circular, but sometimes there's not much in it that is on our 'Usual List'. So, creating the grocery shopping list could be depressing, but it's not.

We know what our staples are for each week, milk, bread, fruits, vegetables, chicken, fish, juice, etc. And the condiments, mayo, mustard, ketchup and all of that. So we keep those stocked so we don't run out during the week.

We shop once a month at Sam's Club, where we purchase the paper products for the month, and the meats for the month.

And, I use a home-made all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths for housecleaning, regular laundry detergent for the laundry (white vinegar for softener), and bleach for disinfecting.

Here's my recipe for an all-purpose cleaner:
a spray bottle that will hold at least two and a half cups of liquid
two cups of tap water
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1 tsp of Dawn dish detergent

This cleaner cleans everything from windows to walls! And, it's so inexpensive.

Later ...


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6/2/11 7:55 P

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i try to plan meals around what is on sale also.it helps with my budget also. i have friends also that look for coupons for me as they get the sunday paper maybe you could do the same.

i started this at 248.8 pounds and am hoping i can lose at least 50 in one year.


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6/2/11 6:15 P

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I like to look at my store's weekly circular online and plan as many of my meals as possible around the healthy items that are on sale. I don't get the paper or any coupons and i don't have a printer to print coupons, so this helps. Plus lets me know when staples (like olive oil, whole grain pasta, frozen fruit/vegies, etc) are on sale so I can stock up :)

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6/2/11 4:11 P

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With planning the meals for the week, I verify what I already have on stock and only add what is missing to the list. If there is more money than usual in my weekly budget, then I stock up on the items I will be using up this week as well. In other words, if I'm making a Chinese meal with items on hand already, then I buy 1 of each ingredient so it's ready for the next time I crave Chinese food. I love to make it myself, plus add the egg rolls and crab rangoon from the freezer section! It's not too unhealthy and I know there's no MSG in my dinner!

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6/2/11 11:36 A

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i to am making a list to day right now i have been printing out coupons to help with mt budget.

i started this at 248.8 pounds and am hoping i can lose at least 50 in one year.


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6/2/11 8:04 A

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Tomorrow is shopping day and I have worked out a list of what I need not what I want.On a tight budget it means I have to look at the cost and quantity of what I am buying, that goes for all my shopping from food to cleaning products.
I buy in things that are for a say 4 people and divide it up so I have two portions, that means I have two portions for another day.
Large tubs of yogurt a big no in this house DH sees the tub and before I know it, it has all gone. I have tried putting it into containers so we have proper sized portions but it does not work out. He still ends up eating it so I get a yogurt as a Sunday dessert that way I can tell him that is for Sunday and he leaves it alone.





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