How to Save Money Grocery Shopping $100.00 Giveaway!

I’m super excited to be partaking in this great Giveaway of $100.00 Paypal cash or a $100.00 Amazon Gift card!

Saving money grocery shopping is something most families struggle with. I’ve already done posts about how hubby and I manage to eat on a $300.00/month budget through meal planning and partaking in Big Cooks but today I will share some other ways to help cuts food costs for your budget.

This is a little non-traditional, but partaking in Canadian Budget Binder’s Grocery Store Challenge is a sure way to keep you on track with your spending. You are encouraged to set a budget and post your shopping trip for everyone to read…having Mr CBB in the back of your head is sure to help you keep on track!

Shop later in the day. I know a lot of grocery stores around here anyway will mark down some food (meats particularly  later at night because it is packaged already and they need to move inventory for fresh stuff in the morning. I’ve purchased perfectly good meat at an average of 30% off simply by going when kiddo is in bed.

The number one for me, and I’ve already written about it, is MEAL PLANNING!

If a store has a Buy One-Get One Free (BOGO) sales and it’s on items you may not need two of, or may spoil before you use, see if a friend needs the same item and split the cost.

I’ve already said this but shop weekly and shop the sales. If ground beef is on sale this week, get creative and cook a few different things with it rather than paying premium price for chicken when it’s not on sale.

If you do partake in a Big Cook to help lower costs, see if the local butcher will offer you a discount for a large order placement.

Shop from your restaurant…what did I say? Yup, some restaurants will add items for people who may need a restaurant sized order and it’s usually much cheaper. I know my brother-in-law works in a restaurant and he says they have a large family (like 8 people) who often will ask if he can order an extra box of chicken breast/whatever and they pay for it. Worth asking about.

Good luck!! Contest ends December 15th…Just in time for Christmas grocery shopping trip!


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  1. Another way to save on grocery shopping is to stay away from buying packaged goods. The mark up price for convenience is astronomical. For instance, you can buy a pack of cookies for $3.99 which will last a short time. However, if you buy your own flour and mix -ins (eggs and sugar you probably already have at home), you can make your own cookies at a cheaper price plus its more healthy since you’re in charge of the ingredients!

  2. Good suggestions… one day I will get to a big cook, one day!
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  3. Shopping later is a great tip, I used to go straight to the reduced aisle and you can find really great bargains.
    Pauline recently posted..How to save money on grocery shoppingMy Profile

  4. Thanks for mentioning the Grocery Game Challenge! It’s becoming popular each month with more and more fans wanting to stick to their grocery budget. They say it’s just what they needed being held accountable for their shop so they would stick to the budget. It works for us but we have our off weeks but we all keep each other motivated. We are all pretty excited to see our end of year figures. We like to shop early in the morning so we can check the reduced rack and any deals that are not advertised! Cheers Mr.CBB
    Canadianbudgetbinder recently posted..November 2012 Canadian Budget Binder Budget UpdateMy Profile

  5. Shop later in the day? I had no idea! Great tip!
    Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses recently posted..How I Save Money Grocery ShoppingMy Profile

  6. I totally agree about shopping later in the day! The store where I shop marks down organic produce in the afternoon so we swing by after work and pick up what we want for dinner a few days a week.
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..Saving Money Grocery Shopping…and a Giveaway!!!My Profile

  7. I always make meal-plans as well. its the only way to stick to my food-budget.
    Blonde on Budget recently posted..Mandatory Philosophy Ain`t no funMy Profile

  8. I’ve learned to go to the clearance isle first. I will never pay full price for bread. You can get all the older stuff at least half price and if you store it in the refrigerator, it doesn’t go bad for a while. Also, Mr. CBB said to browbeat you into posting in the Grocery Game. It’s my #1 motivator!
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..5 Guaranteed Ways to Save Money on Groceries and a $100 Giveaway!My Profile

    • Catherine says:

      haha I saw that, he’s a bully! I’ll do it I promise! We don’t have a clearance isle but they have small sections in the store I always check first, it’s hit and miss. I too will only ever buy bread on sale or clearance.

  9. I love BOGO offers–definitely wish the stores around me would offer more of them!
    The Happy Homeowner recently posted..120 Holiday Gifts Under $20My Profile

  10. Being able to mix up your cooking to meet whatever is on sale is a very good talent to have. I know heaps of people who only know how to cook 1 or 2 meals and so this is an area of their lives they could really improve on.
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..Using your Mortgage as your Emergency FundMy Profile

    • I know, I do too, while I agree it is easy to get stuck in a cooking rut and get comfortable with certain recipes, hubby and I are always willing to try new stuff.

  11. We shop the sales items.


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