In casual conversation with a friend recently, we started talking about grocery bills and how much we spend each month feeding our families. I was in total and utter shock when my friend told me that they only spend around $400/month in groceries, especially since their family is the same size as ours. We spend over DOUBLE that amount every single month and I thought that was normal. After talking to others, both friends and family and questioning about it online, I found that we are WAYYYYYYYY overspending on groceries. I have no idea why or how it is happening but I do know that I am going to make it my goal to drastically reduce that amount over the next several months. My goal for April is to reduce our grocery bill by at least 25%. Problem is, I have no idea where to start. Ok, I take that back. I know one of my biggest money savers will be to go to the grocery alone without any of the kids. *lol* They talk me into all kinds of things I wouldn't normally buy. But aside from that, I really honestly am clueless on how to save money at the grocery. I am working on a list right now for the next week. I always do my grocery shopping on Sunday evenings so I will have the weekend to work on my "plan." Help me!
Do you cut coupons? If so, where do you get them? I tried doing the whole coupon thing once and the problem was, I didn't want any of the stuff that I had coupons for! Plus, a lot of the grocery stores around here where we live won't take printed coupons so pretty much all of the online coupon sites are useless to me.
So my question of the week is, what do you do to save money at the grocery?