2.) Shop at More Than One Store and Don’t Be Brand Loyal
This is made very easy by the internet these days. Without even leaving your home, you can look at all of the ads for the stores in your area and decide which stores to shop at.
Pick only one or two stores (driving around can add up in the gas tank). Shop for the best quality and price. Don’t always stick to one brand either – you may not be getting the item for the best price (even if you do have a coupon!)
Favado is a great smart phone app that is an easy tool to look up the best coupon match-up deals in your area.
3.) Cook from scratch
This is easily done and saves a lot of time and money at the grocery store. You can make even the simplest meals from scratch, including baked items like cakes, brownies, and cookies.
Do some research and find a local co-op in your area where you can buy baking ingredients in bulk and split it up with other families.
Now that we are talking baking, you should check out this Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe! This will seriously be your new favorite Chocolate Chip cookie recipe! 🙂