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15 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Healthy Groceries

Beyond Clipping Coupons: Real-World Strategies that Work

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ACHRISTJEN

2/15/2010 8:12:43 PM

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It's funny..just as you are able to find everything in your grocery store, they change the layout, so you have to go to parts of the store you might otherwise not go.

I keep a notebook of things I regularly buy and compare the prices between the 2 stores I shop at to get the best deals.

NAENAE1964

2/15/2010 7:50:55 AM

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One thing I hate is grocery shopping! The one tip I know works but got out of the habit is making a list....and sticking to it. Thanks for the reminders!

DAISY443

2/15/2010 7:44:48 AM

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Great article! I thought I was already a smart shopper, but picked up a couple of additional tips here. I also grow my own herbs at home. Parsley, dill, basil, and cilantro in the house in winter and those plus chives, garlic, oregano outside in the summer. I have found that Walmart tends to have less expensive veggies than local farmers markets unfortunately.

JOY_IS_LOSING

12/14/2009 1:44:24 PM

Funny the article should mention to stay away from the interior aisles - since I've been on SP and eating healthier, I already don't find myself there except for a few whole grain items or spices. Saving money and eating healthier - perfect combo!

BERGIE8771

11/23/2009 6:00:41 PM

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Oops! also, most of us don't need to "take" a calculator any more because they are a tool in today's cell phones.

BERGIE8771

11/23/2009 5:58:00 PM

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I have been doing my shopping at Target (almost next door to work) for food staples and Safeway (within walking distance of my house) for fresh produce. You cannot beat Target's prices and sometimes they offer coupons too.

AMICHT

11/11/2009 9:00:53 PM

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Great article! Thanks for the really helpful tips!
Before I started with SparkPeople, I had learned the trick about shopping the perimeter of the grocery store. It was a great first step. I'm pleased to see that I've got some steps coming along nicely, and others that aren't too hard to learn & incorporate.

GRANDMAAMIE

9/20/2009 11:08:29 AM

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I SHOP FOR MY VEGGIES AT A FARMERS MARKETS .

LORIBUG

9/16/2009 9:18:58 AM

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I keep reminding myself that I really can afford those "expensive" fruits and veggies because I DON"t buy the (also expensive) packaged meals. It's a good trade-off.

EEMILLA

9/15/2009 9:11:03 PM

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Except for sales the big store I use has the unit price in fine print on the label, but my food co-op doesn't. This is a good article for easy, common sense ways to reduce your food bill while eating well.

JAY75REY

9/15/2009 4:10:13 PM

This is a great summary of the shopping strategies that work to save money and eat healthier. I agree, shop ALONE! I don't have kids, but I have a husband who loves to shop with me.I have to watch what he's grabbing from the shelf and throwing in the cart!

SHADESOFPARIS

9/15/2009 3:42:40 PM

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The unit price is actually listed on the price tag, it's usually above the item price. It says price per "unit" and then lists the price. No long division or calculator required.

SHADESOFPARIS

9/15/2009 3:42:02 PM

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The unit price is actually listed on the price tag, it's usually above the item price. It says price per "unit" and then lists the price. No long division or calculator required.

LIZABAKER

9/15/2009 3:27:02 PM

Liza Barnes, I think I love you!!! It's sooooooooo wonderful to see SP promoting farmers' markets, buying whole ingredients, and looking beyond the "bargains" and coupons.

BRITHISTORIAN

9/15/2009 12:17:33 PM

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Cell phones has a calculator function - now there's never a reason to be caught in a store without a calculator!

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