10 Ways to Save Money on Healthy Food

A lot of people state that while they want to save money on food, they don't have the money to eat healthier because healthier foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, are too expensive. However, if you're a smart shopper, you can not only buy healthy food, but you can do it while saving money. Here are a few ideas on how you can save money while purchasing healthy food. Purchase Seasonal Produce One of the easiest ways that you can … Continue reading

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Bulk Buying for a Small Apartment

Bulk buying is a great way to save money, and there are tons of tips and tricks around the blogosphere on how families can use coupons, sales, and warehouse stores to purchase large quantities for less. But what about those of use who are single city-dwellers? With a family of just me, myself, and I, and a tiny urban apartment, you might think we can't benefit from bulk buying, but you'd be mistaken. We definitely have to take a different … Continue reading

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Organizing Coupons on a Tiny Budget

There are many theories and tips on how to organize your coupons. A simple Google search will find thousands of posts recommending binders, plastic dividers, boxes, and much more. But one thing most of those posts have in common is some significant start-up cost. The last thing you'll want to do when starting to coupon is spend a chunk of money on organizing materials. Typical start-up costs could include: Binder – $5 Sheet Protectors – $10 Money or Card-sized Plastic … Continue reading

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Making Processed Foods Healthier

We often find coupons and deals for packaged foods like boxed and frozen dinners. These foods are cheap, quick, and easy to prepare, so it's tempting to make them a regular part of your diet, but they're also high in fat and sodium, low in fiber, and full of preservatives. Here's a few tips how to incorporate them into your meal plan so you can take advantage of the savings without sacrificing your health. Choose Wisely You'll often have a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Healthier Egg Salad

Egg salad is delicious on a warm summer day, but most recipes are high in fat and calories, and therefore not the healthiest option. I'm always looking for healthy twists on old favorites, so here's a recipe you can eat without the guilt.   2         Hard Boiled Eggs, diced 1/8 c  Cucumber, diced 1/8 c  Carrot, grated 2 t       Pickle Relish, sweet or dill 1 T      Dijon Mustard ½ t   … Continue reading

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Googling for Coupons

Do you ever remember seeing a deal scenario, but can't remember where? Or you know you saw a coupon that you could pair with a sale, but the coupon isn't showing up in the coupon database? Or maybe you can remember what brand a certain coupon or deal was for? The coupon database is a great tool, but it isn't always perfect. In that case, what do you do? Turn to Google. Googling for coupons and scenarios can be a … Continue reading

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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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10 Easy Foods to Grow in a Summer Garden

One of the best ways to save money at the grocery store is not to pay for the groceries that you eat at all. Finding coupons for fruits and vegetables is often much more difficult than for other grocery store items, so figuring out a way to save on them in any way possible makes sense. Sometimes the best alternative is skipping the grocery store all together and growing the produce yourself. Summer gardens are a wonderful way to provide … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Increase Your Grocery Shopping Effectiveness

Some people absolutely dread grocery shopping. It's easy to spend a lot of time inside the supermarket, browsing the aisles as you try to remember what you wanted to buy. While many people focus on saving money when thinking about how to reduce their grocery bills, another way to save money is to be better organized and more effective when shopping. The way you shop makes a difference. Here are a few ways that you can increase your grocery shopping … Continue reading

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