If you gave me $50 and asked me to go to the store and buy a week’s worth of groceries using only that money, I couldn’t do it. If you then told me I had to add in cleaners and diapers I’d look at you funny. If you’ve always thought that each week I grab $50 and head out to the store in search of all our groceries for the week and cleaners and diapers and toiletries, then I’m here to shatter that illusion. It just ain’t possible. Instead here’s what I do: I shop the sales. I buy food when it’s cheap or sometimes free and then I meal plan around it. That’s the key to all of this. A friend recently told me,
The "Planning Around Sales Items" Principle
September 24, 2009 by Leave a Comment
“When I would go grocery shopping and see meat on sale, I would get enough to for dinner that night and think nothing of it. Then next week comes and I’m in the same situation trying to find something for dinner. Only this time, it’s not on sale and I’m spending double what I should be paying. Trust me, (shopping around the sales) will save you money and of course, time.”
My snack stockpile
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