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Can we start a forum or a topic that has to do with grocery budgeting? Or is there one out there? I have just started the coupon thing and I love saving money with them. I would like to know if anyone else has any suggestions out there on how to deal with the rising cost of groceries.




Keep using your coupons, but generic instead of name brands. Most generic are just as good as the name brands. There are a few things that I do not buy generic, but for the most part, I usually buy generic. Watch the sale ads. Some places have double coupons and I know out here, there is a place that a couple of times a year will offer triple coupons. Another thing you can do, is get with someone and shop the buy one, get one free....and then just split the cost of the one that is not free. Just a few ideas here

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 05:17

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do coupons work on generic items? I thought they were only for items listed.

Sub: #2 posted on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 16:12

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Unless you get a coupon for generics, they won't work, but if you do have one for brand names, just watch the sales and also watch for when stores have double or triple coupons and use them at that time. It all comes down to really watching sales and comparing prices.

Exam. generic (store brand) canned corn..$0.50

Brand name canned corn $0.75

Sale price: Buy one get on free (2 for price of 1)

coupon ~ Buy 3 (name brand) save $0.35


On this you can buy 4 cans of name brand corn for $1.50, (4 cans of store brand would be $2).

You are already saving $0.50 before the coupon. Now use your coupon and save another $0.35, for a total savings of $0.85

Now if the store offers double coupons, you would save $1.20, meaning you got your corn for $0.30.

If the store offers triple coupons, you got your corn for free. It is just a matter of planning, comparing and checking everything out.

Sub: #3 posted on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 10:13

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This is just an example of what could happen. Like I said, we have a store here that a few times a year offer triple coupons and I have known people to buy a couple of hundreds of dollars worth of groceries and paid pennies on the dollar or have left not paid anything for things they bought.

Sub: #4 posted on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 10:15

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Can of name-brand canned corn [Del Monte] at our local Hannaford: $.79

Can of store-brand canned corn at our local Aldi: $.35

Here's the kicker: Both brands are canned in the exact same cannery. This was verified by the codes printed on the cans. The only differences are the label and the price.

Sub: #5 posted on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 10:36

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I had forgotten about Aldis....just remember your own bags when you go there. LOL

We were need to find one in our area. Use to go there all the time when we lived in KS.

Sub: #6 posted on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 07:14

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Amen to that! About 15 years ago, (oh, they have great raspberry jam) I brought home some stuff in the cardboard displays they had food in. They must have had roaches, because after that, we got roaches. We never had roaches before. Once we got rid of the roaches, we haven't seen one since.

Sub: #7 posted on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 07:17

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Exactly....As with any place like Aldis, just make sure you look things over real well. 99% of the time, things are ok, but once in a while.... The items there are usually items that cannot be sold in the store due to possibly some dented cans, etc. I know some flea markets have things like this too, but just be sure to look things over well. My husband and I have gotten some pretty good stuff at both places. There are also those places that sell bread and stuff like that at a discount. We use to go to those places too and very seldom get anything that was bad. WE usually buy bread in quantity and put it in the freezer anyway, same with cookies and stuff like that.

Sub: #8 posted on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 07:41

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This is a great idea!! And one we can certainly use right now. I'm wondering if we could move this to the Extra Income thread or perhaps it could stand on its own? What do you think?

Sub: #9 posted on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 15:29

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[quote=2nband]I had forgotten about Aldis....just remember your own bags when you go there. LOL

We were need to find one in our area. Use to go there all the time when we lived in KS[/quote]

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Sub: #10 posted on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 16:31

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