Sunday, February 21, 2010

Grocery Shopping Idiot

The title says it all for me. I am so not a good grocery shopper. I never have been. I can make a mean menu plan, an awesome and detailed grocery list, and clip coupons until I die, but the minute I walk into the grocery store, I forget EVERYTHING I have ever learned about how to save money grocery shopping!

The thing is, is that I KNOW what to do, I just forget to do it. Hopefully today that will not be the case with me. I am going in with a set budget in mind and I refuse to go over that amount. I am going to do my best to use what I have on hand this week to cut down on the food bill, which has grown extremely large (like me) in the last few months. It is time to cut back--seriously!

How do you handle grocery shopping? Do you have ways of saving money when it comes to shopping, or any tips for me that would keep me from freaking out when I hit the stores?

I would love to hear them!

1 comment:

Cracked Pot said...

I usually go to Aldi's, which doesn't take checks or credit cards so if you go in with an envelope or just the cash you want to spend. I don't think they do coupons either but then again I don't really buy name brand foods. I can fill two carts and still come out for less than $200 so I have no reason to complain at this point. There are a few things that I can not get there but even then I spend very little elsewhere.