31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget (Without Coupons!) : Re-Cap

June 1, 2009

I hope that you have all enjoyed this series. I wanted to take a minute to re-cap what’s been posted:

TIP #1: – Create A GOOD Grocery Budget And Stick To It!

Tip #2 – Create a Weekly Menu Plan

Tip #3: – Have a “Low Inventory” List in your pantry /on fridge

Tip #4 – Inventory Often To Avoid Expired Food

Tip #5 – Shop With An Organized List That’s Listed By Store Aisle

Tip #6 – Never Shop Hungry–And Leave The Kids At Home

Tip #7 – Keep a Price Book

TIP #8 – Keep a Clean Fridge And Know What You Have On Hand

TIP #9 – Make Your Own Single-Serving Snacks

TIP #10 – Only Shop With Cash

TIP #11 – Use Your Leftovers

TIP #12- Use Proper Storage to Extend the Life of Your Food

TIP #13 – Create and Live Off a Stockpile

TIP #14 – Switch From Bottled Water To A Pitcher or Water System

TIP #15 – Skip Convenience Foods And Make Your Own

TIP #16 – Freezer or Once-A-Month Cooking

TIP #17 – Always Have a Quick Back-Up Meal On Hand

TIP #18 – Try To Work In Some Crockpot Cooking

TIP #19 – Use Recipes With Few Ingredients

TIP #20 – Be Creative And Make Your Own Restaurant Meals At Home

TIP #21 – Try The Store Brand Version of Products

TIP #22 – Try Alternate Stores Like Aldi’s or Warehouse Clubs Like Sam’s or Costco

TIP #23 – Buy Your Spices Elsewhere Or Grow Your Own

TIP #24 – Always Be On The Lookout For Great Store Deals That Don’t Need Coupons

TIP #25 – Simply Put, Use Everything!

TIP #26 – Consider Canning/Preserving Food

TIP #27 – Plant Your Own Garden

TIP #28 – Visit Pick-Your-Own Locations

TIP #29 – Shop At Local Farmstands And Farmer’s Markets

TIP #30 – Change Your Eating Habits, Take a Little, Go Back For Seconds

TIP #31 – Alternate Ways To Cut Meat Expenses

BONUS TIP – Use Supercook Website

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Moochyschwag April 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I linked to this from my blog. Great series.

2 Nancy April 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Thanks for this info. Even though I’m in my 50s now and used to do all of the above, I quit doing most of them. Now since I have to stay home due to my health, I have to find ways to cut costs and make things easier. Your blog is a big help to me.

3 coupongeek April 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Thank you sooo much for sharing, Nancy! It’s amazing how much these little things can add up to big savings even by just doing a few of them. The one that’s the most helpful to me is do a weekly menu plan.

Blessings to you!!

4 Heather H April 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I just noticed this on your web page and let me say how much I enjoyed reading this. This is really going to help me out. I feel like I have been all about couponing lately and I really don’t need to be ALL the time. Thanks!!

5 Tammy October 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I have been couponing for a couple of months now and am at a weird point right now if anyone has any advice. I only have HEB (doesn’t double or triple coupons) Walmart and target. I don’t really find amazing deals. I don’t know a good way to start my price book. Should I start writing down sale prices from the circular? Also I used to shop at Walgreens in the beginning but have completely cut them out because I found myself buying items for the register reward and to me I was using money on stuff I really didn’t need if that makes any sense…I am just like I said in a coupon funk…any advice anyone???

6 coupongeek October 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

For price books, you just jot down products you normally buy. Then you put the regular prices at stores you shop at. That way, when you look through a sales ad, you’ll know if it’s a good deal or not.

It takes awhile to learn the great deals. Just start of small and work your way up to big deals.

7 Lisa December 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

hi my name is lisa i like the things you are saying i am new to the couponing i have 3 teens and they get but my pay is low well im poor i have 40 dallars to pay things with and i try to get whay i can to feed them some time i feel so bad i have to pay the bills just so we can live and not be homeless i am just trying to no how to get some deals for the kids just to eat not a big shop just a lil for us to get by thanks for your help working mom trying to make it thanks

8 coupongeek December 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm


Just keep learning more and more about couponing and you’ll be able to stretch that $40 so far. It’s amazing what you can get for free once you start couponing!

9 Tanya February 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Great information. Thank you.

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