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DOnt buy the expensive stuff. Look for the off brand stuff or cut down on the expensive stuff.

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ever heard of extreme couponing?

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what's that about
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Some people save a great deal of money using coupons.
It is quite extensive to do but some have the time for it.
Involves a lot of work cutting, cataloging and getting them used before they expire.
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but if you really want to save you can always find 30 minutes of the day to do it
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buy stuff on sale, and get all the coupons that you can. also, dont spend money that you dont need to spend

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Aldi has very low prices

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Look through the coupons, but resist clipping the ones for stuff you wouldn't ordinarily buy. If you have several stores close by, check their ads and go for the great buys at each. Stock up on things that will keep.

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Store brands usually offer a good value and are a lot cheaper than "name brands."

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don't go shopping when you are hungry you tend to buy stuff you don't need.

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extreme couponing like on TLC

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cuopons

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Dont shop in 1 store,

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Shop on a full stomach. You will only buy the stuff you need, and not the stuff you feel like snacking on at the moment.

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organic food online grocery store... save time and money
www.downtoearthorganic.com

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Go through your local ads. Circle the ones you will buy. Walmart has ad match so take all the ads there to do your shopping. Purpleplum.com, Shopathome.com/coupons Smartshopper.com and the krazy coupon ladys facebook page all have great coupons along with inserts in your local sunday paper and pennysaver. There are apps on your smart phone that you can download for when you are out shopping. See something you want? scan it using the app on your phone and it will tell you the cheapest place to get it, then show the cashier at wallmart to get a ad match on it. I do this all the time, I have lowered my grocery bill for a family of 5 from 1200 a month to 400 a month. That is a 800 dollar savings every month. Also the facebook page for krazy coupon lady often posts great coupon deals and where to get it the cheapest so its as close to free as you can get.

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if you don't want to deal with the madness of cuponing, look for inexpensive items that go a long way. Like rice (the real kind not minute kind), noodles and potatoes. Do look for sales and stock up on these essential items when they go on sale. I also cut meat down a lot when I am looking to get out cheap. Use ground beef that can be "spread thin" in many different things. You can see on lables they will often tell you the price per ounce and you can compare that way to get the best deal. Also cut your own meat dont look for pre-cut or sliced it costs more. Look for short dates, which are items that expire soon and freeze them. They are usually reduced to at least half the cost. Look for discount bread stores too. The popular brand Aunt Millie's has discount stores. Whatever you want to buy think about whether you can find it in another form for cheaper. Such as frozen vs. canned, or regular vs. generic. Good Luck.

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Sometimes a cheap cut of meat 9i.e. chuck) can be purchased for less than burger. Then request they grind it for you.
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Buy in bulk, don't just buy name brand products, and try aldi

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coupons

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coupons

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gift cards

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yep make the money on theam for 100,000,000
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Haha. Not funny
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why not?
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ALDIS or food shelf

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if you're a crazy shoppper start doing...EXTREME COUPONING. if not, just look for coupons in the paper or store magazine. look out for those deals while you are shopping.

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coupns is a GOOD start. also buy the CHEAP foods, and ONLY buy what is NEEDED wich means NO snacks thats not NEEDED

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plan your weeks meals , buy store or off brands, use coupons , buy extra if you have the room and money.

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coupons

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I have an idea. STOP WASTING FOOD!

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coupons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also Hersey whatever snacks are needed!!!!

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Buy less processed...and in bulk. I buy my ground beef 10-20 pounds at a time...then when I get home put it in individual pound(or 2 pound) packages. Of course sometimes I don't buy it ground...have a grinder for my kitchenaid mixer...will buy the cheapest cut of meat when it comes on sale and when I get home will grind it myself. Save 50 cents a pound usually. Same goes for Chicken and Turkey if I need ground. My Grocer also often sells whole ribeyes, and NY strip steaks for about $2 per pound cheaper than the pre-sliced versions...and they will slice it for me for free! Yes I spend $70 at a whop, but I get enough steaks for several meals...and I can eat steak!

Less Processed - Don't buy Hamburger Helper when all you need is boxed pasta and processed Cheese (velvetta) to make your own for fractions of the price. I think I calculated that the HH Cheeseburger macaroni my family loves comes on sale for $1.50 a box..can make it myself for about 50 cents.

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Don't buy any sweet or sugary foods, always take action on deals like buy one get one free and use all of your coupons.

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collect coupons. :)

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I think that he isn't 99 years old
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I do!
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Wow I guess they call you Little Miss Smarty Pants
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Maybe they do, maybe they don't :-)
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Always compare prices. As I have heard, a lot of people are starting 'Price Match'. Collect coupons, buy coupon books, and don't buy too many sweets. o_o I'm a kid, saying this XD

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Dont get name brands get the store brands they taste the same and they are a lower price my dad actually did some work in factories that make that stuff and they come from the same place.

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if its not urgent i think just wait for the promo or sale to come... if its food just make sure you read the expiration date before you buy it...

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Go on a diet.

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MonisMas

I always make a list! When you just walk around a store, and you don't have a list, you may just buy some things you already have, and miss on things you actually need. And I use coupons when I can.

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Are you in your 30`s or 40`s?
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Let's keep it a secret.
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Buy the brands that will serve enough to suffice, not the more expensive ones that are pretty much the same thing.

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Buy the stuff that expires today. You'll save a bunch, as long as you eat it immediately.

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Are you The Buy Expire Food Guy?!
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No, sorry to disappoint. I'm just a humble observer of everyday life. In fact, I don't even shop for food.
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You gotta be cool with that profile pik, keskeitz!
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Thanks. You're pretty cool, too!
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Or should I say, "Domo arigatogoz"
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Not sure...
I don't know what that means (pardon my ignorance)
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Your profile said you like the Japanese language. lol
It means 'thank you'.
pronounced, domeo auti gatto
Mezoo is water.
Mama San and Papa San are mom and dad.
I lived in Okinawa for a few years in the 60s.
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I like it but I don't know it (yet). It's just very interesting to me. I listen to The Alfee, and they sing in Japanese, but it's like I understand what they're singing.
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#1 rule,
Don't shop when you are hungry.
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Shop the walls. Stay out of the middle isles as much as you can.
Use a list and stick to it.
Buy when stuff is on sale.
Shop on days they are giving out food samples. (especially if you are hungry)
Go to different stores if you can.
Buy bulk if you have the room to store it.
Divide the bulk items up with friends who will split costs.
Read labels and check serving sizes when comparing prices.

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Local organic farms are a boon to those looking for good solid, non-GMO food stuffs also.
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