Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part III

Part III – Skip the Pop and the Bottled WaterI love Dr. Pepper. I mean I L.O.V.E. it! Every time we’d come back from Thailand for a break (we lived there for 3 years) I’d run through the nearest drive thru as fountain pop is far superior. In fact if it had no budget/health consequences it would be my beverage of choice and yet I try and restrict myself because it’s a budget killer. A good deal on pop is {Read More}

How to Save 30% Or More on Your Grocery Bill

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Grocery shopping is a huge expense to any family and if you’re like me you’ve seen the show Extreme Couponing and sighed. “How is it possible that people can cut their bill from $500 to $5 and I can’t even knock a few dollars off mine” people in my money saving classes often ask me. We feel miserable, like we’re somehow failing our family if we can’t get extreme enough to chest bump someone else in the grocery store as {Read More}

How to Get Loaves of French Bread For 49 Cents

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Ok so this could go one of two ways but I’m hoping I’m not about to get an angry text from the girl who introduced me to this SMOKIN’ HOT deal as she sees her picture up here! Everybody meet Meghan: she’s a good pal, fun to be around and the owner of this amazing tip that got a TON of comments on my Facebook page. She found me through the blog, spotted me at ALDI and never introduced herself {Read More}

Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part V

Here’s the final piece in my 5 part series for you to enjoy. It’s one that needs some comments so don’t be shy, let us all know your success stories/advice!! By now you’re learning some of the things that we as a family eat from my posts but maybe what you don’t know is that: If it’s frozen pizza it’s gotta be Jack’s If it’s bbq sauce it’s gotta be Sweet Baby Ray’s And if it’s Mac N Cheese only {Read More}

Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part IV

Part IV – Luxury ItemsLet’s face it, we all have our vices. The things we simply can’t live without. Maybe it’s snacks or wine or coffee. In fact when you read this you may think that those things aren’t luxuries! I know I gotta have coffee! So how can we have our cake and eat it?? Coffee I love a good cuppa java and a while ago realized that we wouldn’t compromise on that and buy Folgers. Still we’re not {Read More}

Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part III

Part III – Skip the Pop and the Bottled WaterI love Dr. Pepper. I mean I L.O.V.E. it! Every time we’d come back from Thailand for a break (we lived there for 3 years) I’d run through the nearest drive thru as fountain pop is far superior. In fact if it had no budget/health consequences it would be my beverage of choice and yet I try and restrict myself because it’s a budget killer.A good deal on pop is a {Read More}

Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part II

This is fascinating! Part II – SnacksSnacks are necessary with kids and yet they will quickly put a dent in your budget. Quite simply the best place to buy snacks is ALDI. Even with a coupon, they simply can’t be beaten. Here’s my list: Big bag of chips. ALDI $1.19 all the time. Other stores 2/$4 on sale. Rice crackers. ALDI $1.79. Other stores $2.50 Tortillas. ALDI $.99. Other stores $2 Nuts. ALDI $1.99. Other stores $2.50 Peanut butter. ALDI {Read More}

Grocery Budget Killers and How to Avoid Them Part I

Part 1 – D.I.Y.There’s a new commercial out right now for Perdue Chicken perfect portions and while they look easy and delicious you are simply paying Mr. Perdue to do something you can do for yourself. When we buy meat we usually buy a lot of it. If I can get the Family Pack or Supervalue pack it will generally save you around $.50# which isn’t huge but it adds up when you think that by buying 10# you just {Read More}

Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part IV

Part IV – Luxury Items Let’s face it, we all have our vices. The things we simply can’t live without. Maybe it’s snacks or wine or coffee. In fact when you read this you may think that those things aren’t luxuries! I know I gotta have coffee! So how can we have our cake and eat it?? CoffeeI love a good cuppa java and a while ago realized that we wouldn’t compromise on that and buy Folgers. Still we’re not {Read More}

Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part II

This is fascinating! Part II – Snacks Snacks are necessary with kids and yet they will quickly put a dent in your budget. Quite simply the best place to buy snacks is ALDI. Even with a coupon, they simply can’t be beaten. Here’s my list: Big bag of chips. ALDI $1.19 all the time. Other stores 2/$4 on sale. Rice crackers. ALDI $1.79. Other stores $2.50 Tortillas. ALDI $.99. Other stores $2 Nuts. ALDI $1.99. Other stores $2.50 Peanut butter. {Read More}