Grocery Shopping Strategies

My 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

Comments

  1. says

    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. says

    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!

  3. says

    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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