Grocery Shopping Strategies

500914159 1224f60adc Grocery Shopping StrategiesMy few years in small business have taught me alot but one thing it has definitely taught me is to plan and to strategize.  As a result, I am beginning to develop a strategy even for those “mundane” things around the house I have to do, including grocery shopping.  I have always been a menu planner even before I knew it saved me money.  But, I could definitely stand to save more so I have been looking for more strategies to save money.

I have found help all over the blog-o-sphere.  Its exciting really.  There’s everything from just checking out the menus weekly on Monday’s at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday meme to cooking once a month with LifeAsMom and MoneySavingMom here.  By the way I plan to try this out soon. Another strategy LifeAsMom outlines on her blog is 31 Meals With 31 Ingredients, hubby and I wrote out our favorite meals last night and plan to use this strategy too.

Other than that I have determined I was planning my meals backwards.  Instead of looking for what I have on hand and planning as a result I was sitting down, asking my husband what he wanted to eat and making a list off of our wishes.  Still a plan, but not a money saving plan. I’m reforming my grocery shopping strategies.  Why don’t you join me?

Photo credit: peter palander

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About Alyssa

Alyssa is a Christian mom blogger and published author who loves helping moms with WAHM tips, frugal recipes, budgeting, and parenting.  She, her husband (Greg) of 13 years and her three precious children call the Deep South home.

Comments

  1. So glad you are finding them all so helpful!! :) I too had to change my pattern of thinking and planning meals! It’s a process, but easy to master! Our budget is so very different now as a result, and ironically enough we actually eat more healthy now than before! Can’t wait to see what you cook up for your first #oamc!!
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..Introducing… Gather Inspirit =-.

  2. How fun it is for me to hear this! Thank you.

  3. Stocking my pantry/freezer with rock-bottom prices and then “shopping” from my pantry/freezer when I make my menu plans is a GREAT way to save a TON of money on groceries! And simply having a menu plan and sticking to it saves a ton of money on takeout!

  4. My strategy is stockpiling when I find great deals (I use SouthernSavers.com to plan the low prices plus coupon matchups). I don’t buy processed foods but I’m still only spending around $150 a week to feed 7, and that’s including buying milk and eggs and honey from a local farmer. :)
    .-= Carrie at NaturalMomsTalkRadio´s last blog ..Natural Moms Podcast #138 =-.

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