Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whip Your Grocery Budget Into Shape: Stock Up!

Welcome to the second major series of posts on Frugal Made Fun! Each week, I'll post 1-2 tips on how to develop your own plan to save money on groceries. I'm going to start with some of the most basic, easiest things you can do to save money, and then progress from there. You can take as much or little advice as you like. As the series progresses, a little more work may be involved, but you will definitely save more money.

Stock up when things are on sale. If you are looking through the flyers, you can see when stuff you use is on sale. If it's on sale for half price (or buy one, get one), just buy a few extra! If you absolutely know you are going to use it, why would you not buy it when you can get such a discount?! A little overwhelmed or short on space? Start by just stocking up on the items that are easy to store and last a long time (pasta, cereal, canned goods, etc). These items stack well on a built-in shelf or two that you can get for about $10 at Walmart.

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