17 Ways To Cut Your Grocery Bill
Dear Friends and whom ever else is inspired to read this,
I want to rebirth a special thing here on Mary's Little Corner. I used to host Tightwad Tuesday's meme for over 3 years on my first blog over at Homeschoolblogger. It was a meme that the Lord put very strongly on my heart to start before our economy was hit so hard. I feel once again strongly to bring it here but not as a meme but posts to encourage others in what that Lord has been teaching me in how to get by in tight times. As the price of food, electric/ natural gas and gasoline keep going up it can make life more challenging. I use to say that ...."I have cut so many corners that I am down to a circle." Well, the Lord keeps showing me that there are a few more corners I can cut. I hope this weekly posting will be a spring board on how we can make our dollar stretch a bit more to cover the needs and maybe a few wants in the process. So here we go...post #1.
There are only so few big ways to save money but so many small ways will save you money. Cutting your grocery bill will add up a lot of savings before you know it. Here are 17 ways that will put money in your pocket rather than your mouth.
1-Grow a garden
2-Perservation of Garden Surplus
3-A Price Book ( go here to find out to create one !)
4-Buy In Bulk
5-Eliminate Non Nutritious Foods (…such as soda pop, junk food, candy)
6-Eliminate Convienience Foods (…the single serving packaging are the money killers)
7-Choosing More Ecconomical Foods (tuna for example or less expensive fruits and vegetables)
8-Buy Generic Brands and Store Brands
9-Buy Marked Down Foods ( look for discount bins. Cans that have a dent or just about to expire but that still can be used in time. Fruits and veggies that need to be processed now are a good savings if you make the time to preserve them . For example freeze, make into sauses, dry in the dehydrator. Dried banana chips are sooooooo good.)
10-Coupons ( I have to admit I don’t find as much savings here b/c we make so much from scratch that it doesn’t save us that much. But when it is on basics we are happy to use them. )
11-Make Low Meat Or No Meat Meals ( Casseroles and soup/stews and stir frys are a GREAT way to save. Bean dishes are a frugal and yummy way to go to.)
12-Portion Comparison ( for example compare different kinds of meat and get the less pricey one)
13-Free Food ( garden surplus from friends and neighbors, wild fruits, get through bartering,
15-Eat To Maintain Optimum Weight
16-Eat More Casseroles, Stir Frys, and Soups/Stews
17- Make Food From Scratch ( this is one of the biggest savers)
There are only a few BIG ways to save money but there are TONS of small ways that ALL adds up.
I pray that the weeks to come will be a blessing as I transfer my TWT posts here and add to it too as I can.
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also my sweet friend Trish at...