Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10 on Tuesday-saving at the grocery store

carole didn't actually say what was "saved" at the grocery store, so i'm using a bit of artistic license-most of my list consists of stuff that saves me money.
1. time-i go with a list that i've made based on dinners for the next week-my family has learned that if we're running low on something, or they want something special from the store if it's not on the list it doesn't get bought.
2. buy one-get one: loves these and use this as a chance to stock up on pasta, crackers, bagels and nuts
3. watch for sales: certain items run on a cycle like boneless/skinless chicken breast (which i use a lot of), starbucks coffee, cereal, etc.
4. compare prices: i pretty much just shop at costco and publix i'm learning their system and stock up when prices are good.
5. waste-i take my own bags-they are not only better for the environment, but they are much sturdier-i've acquired quite the collection and never come home with plastic bags
6. recycle-on occasion i'm able to reuse the produce bags (see #5)
7. freezer-i freeze a lot of stuff especially when #2, #3 and #4 occur- i have a food saver which i love
8. buy in bulk-this takes some planning and consideration 'cause buying large quantities doesn't always make sense.
9. aggravation-i shop after work on wednesdays and almost NEVER on the weekends unless i have to get something fresh. this saves me time and aggravation especially at the deli counter where everyone has to have a sample, and they are getting like 8 different things.
10. costco rotisserie chicken- at $4.99 each-what a deal, i can't buy a raw bird this cheap, not to mention the time and utilities to cook it.

1 comment:

Mary said...

ahh...saving time and aggravation is sometimes better than saving money! great list!!