Monday, September 18, 2006

Save on Groceries

Not only do I like to save money at the grocery store, but I also love the challenge of seeing of how much I can purchase for the least amount of money.

I always appreciate new and interesting tips, and hopefully other people will too.

9 comments:

sixty-five said...

Moral dilemma: what if the cashier thinks the brussels sprouts are cabbage, and rings them up as 29 cents/lb instead of 99 cents? Do you point it out?

SuperMom said...

LOL, tough dilemma...

beecher said...

When I was in graduate school we would for long periods do what we called "20 dollar shopping," which meant buying groceries for the whole week without spending more than that. We would look for sales on meat and buy inexpensive cuts, bake all of our own bread, have several vegetarian meals or egg-based meals per week, and so on. We actually ate very well, and didn't do it because we strictly had to. We enjoyed the challenge! We certainly are a long way from that now...

JoeOlson said...

Making your own bread ... Hey Supermom didn't someone buy you a bread maker a few years ago?????? LOL

ibby said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/20/dining/20super.html?_r=1&8dpc&oref=slogin

A sort of interesting NYTimes article, more on the subject of finding SOMETHING decent to eat in bad supermarkets. Could come in handy for the next Northville trip!

sixty-five said...

I was going to mention that NYT article too. I am going to look for that Dietz and Watson bacon for sure. I am learning in my dotage that one of the best tips for saving $$ is to STORE foods carefully so they last longer. The Wall St Journal did a recent test showing that ziploc bags performed best for storing fresh produce, and there was a Chowhound test where glass jars came out ahead. I would say that the WORST results would come from keeping things in little bowls covered (or not) with saran wrap, my MO for years.

SuperMom said...

65- Are you talking about storing leftovers in glass jars versus bowls w/Saran wrap?

I'm not a Tupperware person, by any means, but I did get one of their FridgeSmart Containers as a gift and I think I'm going to buy more; I can't believe how fresh and LONG my produce has been lasting.

http://order.tupperware.com/coe/app/tup_show_item.show_item_detail?fv_item_category_code=18002

AlexanderTheGreat said...

I prefer to "Ferment" my food for a touch of class.

sixty-five said...

What I'm mostly using now are the inexpensive plastic containers with lids made by ziploc and others - Tupperware imitations I guess you'd call them. I've never owned any actual Tupperware, but I'm sure it's worth the price.