9 ways to save on groceries without coupons | The Savings Wife

Friday, August 24, 2012

9 ways to save on groceries without coupons

We all know that coupons are a great way to save money. There are other ways to save on your groceries without Coupons!  Check out these tips!

  1. Don't buy instant by regular. Buy regular oatmeal and just cook in the microwave (directions on canister). That means less sugar and it is a lot more filling. Not to mention it is cheaper. It's also a great alternative to high sugar cereals. 1/2 cup oats makes around 2 cups cooked. 
  2. Find alternative to products you use. White Vinegar is a good alternative to fabric softener. Just use 1/4 cup per load. Your laundry will smell like your laundry soap. Make your own laundry detergent or Green cleaning solutions.
  3. Buy Generic. Their is some things I will not settle on (toliet paper) but most things the generic is just as good. I will not buy name brand unless it is cheaper or the same price with coupons.
  4. Check the larger sizes price. You may save by buying the larger size. You may need a calculator for this, the breakdown price (by oz, wt, lb) may not be the same measurement for each item. Coupons often work for the larger size. Sale price is not always the best price. 
  5. Don't buy single serving packages. Buy the large size and baggies. It will be a lot cheaper even with the cost of the bags included. 
  6. Don't buy bottled water. Instead get refillable water bottles and refill them and put them in your fridge for a quick grab. Consider a water filter if your tap is yucky. 
  7. Look for farmers markets to buy produce. They can save you money on your produce purchases because they are often priced lower. The quality is usually better. 
  8. Green bags. These are produce bags that keep your produce from going bad. They really work. It extends the life of most fruits and veggies and they are reusable. Also apples and oranges can be put bag-less into your Refrigerators crisper drawer to keep them fresher longer. 
  9. Freeze it. To extend shelf life of breads, cheeses, meats put them in a freezer. Pull bread out the morning you plan to use it and it will be just as fresh as when you bought it. The cheeses take usually 2-3 days in the fridge to completely thaw. Shuck corn on the cob and put them in bags in the freezer and just cook when ready. Cookies and other desserts work well out of the freezer also.
It's not that hard to coupon check out my quick and Easy Lessons on Couponing!

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