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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Where to Start?

There are 3 main ways to start saving more money while shopping. I'll give a general overview here and then go into details about each of these further.

1. Meal Planning - This is one of the most critical steps to getting on track to saving the most money on your grocery budget. In a nutshell, you look at the weekly store sales flyers and plan your meals for the week utilizing ingredients that are on sale. Click here for more information about meal planning.

2. Couponing - Again using the weekly sales flyers of the stores, match coupons with sales to save the most money. Using coupons alone will save you money, but pairing them with a sale is how you get things for free or next to nothing. Click here for more information on couponing.

3. Stockpiling - Along with couponing is stockpiling. Stockpiling means different things to people. I use the term as to what I do when purchasing products at rock bottom prices to get me through until the next sale comes. Click here for more information about stockpiling.

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