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My Food Philosophy

To kick off my contribution to Grocery Coupon Guide, I thought I'd share a bit of my background and my philosophy on food. First, I'll tell you a secret: I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm by no means a food expert or professional of any sort. Aside from a 7th grade home-ec class, I've never had any formal instruction, never made money cooking for others, and never owned any fancy schmacy cooking gadgets. Any knowledge or skills I … Continue reading

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10 Nontypical Stores Where You Can Find Food

While most people shop for food at grocery stores, supermarkets, farmer's markets, or local markets, there are plenty of other places where you can buy food. While not all of these stores sell as many items as large grocery stores, there's usually at least a small variety of food items. It's worth keeping these alternative retail outlets in mind as they can sometimes have food available for prices better than you can find where you normally shop. Drug Stores Many … Continue reading

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Eating Well On $1 A Day

Note: If this is your first time to this challenge, you may want to read over the frequently asked questions. You may also be interested in how I did it without spending a whole lot of time by incorporating lazy couponing I was talking with my sister and explaining to her that with couponing, I think that I could live on $1 a day for food and have plenty to eat. She looked at me skeptically thinking that I was … Continue reading

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Is Food Why Americans Don’t Save Money?

We talk a lot about how to save money on groceries on this blog through the use of coupons and other means. That is because when people look at their budgets, food is one area that is not a fixed costs and can be manipulated to save money. The key is to learn how to save the money without giving up the quality of food. A question that we have never asked is whether food is a major cause of … Continue reading

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Four Types of Food Never To Take on a Picnic

If you are planning to go on a picnic, these are four types of food that should be left at home. 1. Anything that melts: If the day gets warm, anything that melts will be unwelcome at a picnic. Leave the chocolate and ice-cream at home. 2. Anything that spoils easily: If it is something that needs to be kept on ice, it doesn't belong at a picnic. Not only can it go bad, it can also make you very … Continue reading

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How To Buy Fresh Strawberries

When buying strawberries these are the main things you need to remember: 1. While you can usually find strawberries at the grocery store year round, their peak season is from late May to early June. 2. If you are picking strawberries yourself off the vine, remember that they will not ripen after being picked. You want to pick bright red strawberries, not ones that have any white. 3. Ripe strawberries will have a pleasant smell and the brighter the strawberries, … Continue reading

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Reasons to Consider Grocery Delivery

Conventional wisdom says that paying to have your groceries delivered to your door is a waste of money. I have to disagree with this assessment. I have found that having my groceries delivered has saved me far more time and money than I could have ever done by shopping on my own. Yes, there is a charge to have the groceries delivered and you should give the tip to the person who delivers them, but even with these costs I … Continue reading

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Financially Secure People Eat Leftovers

When it comes to grocery shopping and saving money, coupons aren't the only way to save. In fact, one of the the best way to cut down your food bill is to actually use all the food that you buy instead of throwing it out. This weekend I was reading “You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead” by Larry Winget. (A pretty good read, by the way. The advice is nothing … Continue reading

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