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Grocery Store Steals and Tips

How to Eat Right and Save Too!


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  • Enjoyed the part of the article it would let me read...whats up with the conclusion page 3!
  • It IS important to teach kids about healthy and economical choices. On the other hand, I can't even begin to cont the number of times that a child has darted in front of my cart as I was shopping, the number of times a kid has played with the food displays, the number of screamers, the number of times that a little cart is left in the middle of the aisle, the number of times that a child has stood up in a cart (and a couple have fallen out of the cart). And every time, there has been an inattentive adult nearby. I am tired of being scowled at or told to mind my own business when I ask for some consideration by these boors. I did take mine to the store, but at less busy times, with enough adults to supervise; and if there was a fuss, then straight home to do chores (no rushing home to play games or watch TV).
  • 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!

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