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Save Money at the Grocery Store
Posted By Jessica Fisher On February 28, 2011 @ 6:15 pm In Grocery Geek | 61 Comments
As longtime readers will know, I am a grocery geek . It’s rare that I buy groceries that aren’t on sale. Well, maybe not rare, but certainly painful. I avoid it at all costs. I prefer to stock up on items when they are on sale  rather than pay full price when I “need them.”
My shopping and meal planning have evolved accordingly. I plan around what’s on sale.  If potatoes aren’t on sale, we just don’t eat potatoes. It’s as simple as that.
However, this past week I went grocery shopping for a few items that I “needed” for recipe development and testing. And I just about had a heart attack.
FishPapa had warned me a few weeks ago that grocery prices would go up, but I hadn’t really felt it. In fact, since I was practicing my regular methods of shopping from the sales, I saw no difference in prices. Chicken breast, on sale, is the same price it’s always been in my neck of the woods – $0.99/lb for split breasts and $1.99/lb for boneless, skinless.
But, I guess everything else really has been creeping up in price, as I found out on my latest shopping trip. Yikes! What in the world has been going on? The lowest non-sale price on tortillas was 30 cents EACH!
If you aren’t stockpiling, shopping from sales, and learning some frugal ways, things could get a bit dicey, sister!
Now, more than ever, is the time to save some money on groceries. Ya gotta eat, right? But, you don’t have to pay high prices! Not if I can help it.
I’m currently working a great series to help you save money on food costs. Details coming soon. So, wait for it….
In the meantime, let me tell you about Grocery University . But, first, a story….
Years ago, I scoured the internet for help in lowering our food costs. My poor husband thought I had become an addict, reading deal blogs, clipping coupons, and otherwise talking about nothing else but the price of tea in, well, anywhere.
Needless to say, I spent a lot of time learning how to reduce our grocery spending. Within a few months we went from spending $800 a month to feed a family of 7 to $400 a month — all thanks to sales and matching coupons.
While my family has grown in size, age, and appetites, we’re still able to keep it well under that $800 mark when I’m conscious of what we spend — and when I don’t “need” to get certain ingredients.
You don’t need to spend hours and weeks learning this couponing gig. In fact, my friend Carrie has put together a great audio series  that teaches you virtually everything you need to know to lower your grocery spending.
I didn’t think I would learn anything new… you know because I generally think I know everything. Ha! But, I was pleasantly surprised with what Carrie put together in this 2+ hour course.
Here’s my video review of Grocery University , which explains a little of what this old dog know-it-all had to learn:
I wouldn’t give this product such glowing praise, if I didn’t think it would truly help you. And I think it will. I don’t make infomercials as a profession.
Oh no, no, I don’t.
Grocery University is on sale  throughout today for its relaunch.
I am convinced that you will easily make that money back (plus some) within the month if you listen to the series and put into practice even a small fraction of Carrie’s recommendations.
If you are new to the world of couponing or need a refresher course, this is it! Go here to read more and purchase Grocery University! 
What are you doing about it? Let’s chat in the comments.
Disclosure: I did receive a review copy and am an affiliate for Grocery University. My opinions are entirely my own.
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