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Grocery Store Steals and Tips

How to Eat Right and Save Too!


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  • RONIE11
    we have three places we check before we do much shopping. The marked down produce cart, unperishable cart it has things like olive oil or salad dressings slightly dented cans or stuff they are discontiuing. theres a special section in the meat dept. that has marked down meats. I freeze and use with in 7 to 10 days or I cook it that day. I would say at least 85% of our meat comes from there and about 50% of our salad stuff comes from the produce dept cart. Its a great way to save money.
    Now that my husband is forced to go on a diet as well, this will certainly come in handy and just at the right time. It is amazing how things fall into place when you need them most.
  • and then there are always the dented cans....
  • SO true about those cheaper versions of groceries being 'hidden' either high or low on the shelves. My dad worked for Kroger's and would get so upset at how the employees were 'taught' to use sneaky sales practices for the company's gain. Now as this article says, brand specific company's are paying to have their product at eye level...yet another trick that causes us to have to shop 'harder' for bargains. We can do it though, yes we can!!
  • Very good article. The grocery display part is totally correct. The store reps are paid to set the displays where the consumer will be tempted to purchase. (compulsive buying) That's why the candy bars are right at the checkout. I disagree with the child part however, I've never had a child who threw temper tantrums. I would think that it would be beneficial as a training tool to take the children and discuss the purchases with them. Obviously if you have a three year old who does not understand ,you would want to leave him/her home, but on the other hand how do you teach them that they can't have everything they want just because they want it? This is a personal question and it has a unique answer for each family.
  • Some people consider coupons a burden or a chore, but I look at them as free money! I don't know of another "job" where I spend a 1-2 hours a week, and "earn" $98 or more.
  • I've been using a lot of these things since I've started my weight loss/healthy eating. I've found so many things that make a difference. The article mentions that certain produce items are cheaper at certain times, which is so true. Oranges are so cheap right now! So are bananas. I stock up on those. Also, its so important to compare amounts in products. Like when I"m buying canned goods or frozen goods, its generally so much cheaper to buy the larger items. I also go to different grocery stores to do my shopping. I get my produce at aldi, and just about everything else at walmart. Eating healthy has become cheaper than eating poorly.
  • Liz,
    This is an excellent article. Some of the tips I knew, but you opened my eyes to other things I can do. Thanks a bunch.
  • MEMERE67
    I read about Wannnabe46Gram and it made me realize that I also can loose weight. I am 67 and also a grandmother of 8. If Wanda can do it so can I. Thank you Wanda
    i am new to this sight and i am finding so much help i haven`t eaten my breakfast as yet. thank you for your imput it is great nancy barnhart
  • Good tips! I'd like to add one on the "grow it yourself" that I got from a neighbour:

    If during spring/early summer you have one or two potatoes which sproutet you can fill a large bucket with earth and put them in. Just water it, and after a few months all you have to do is empty the bucket and pick up the potatoes. Much easier than digging up root vegetables.
    ALMA/AMY- This article was written a few years ago! I just updated it to remove the outdated prices. Thanks for the feedback. :-)
    This is a good article but when was it written and where? I live in CA and eggs have not been $1.23 for years!
    I noticed on several shopping trips that when i concentrated on buying healthy food of higher quality in moderatre quantities (and closer to how much I actually needed for the next few days) rather than looking for bargains I ALWAYS ended up spending less for better quality. try it ! you will be surprised! and another tip ...I recently took a vacation from 'dieting' and i found 2 great benefits: first a great feeling of freedom and second I am happily maintaining (and even losing!) by simply eating 'real' food, in moderate quatities, eating my meals in courses and not snaking... I feel great!!
  • I always thought I couldn't afford to buy the good and healthy foods that I knew I should be eating. Then, when I got serious about losing weight and stopped buying cookies, candy, donuts, chips, and such, lo and behold, I had enough money to buy fresh fruit, veggies, whole grain cereals and pasta and more. I just had to take the blinders off. And it has been very helpful as I have lost over 140 pounds since I started.

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