I am not a coupon-clipper. First of all, I don't subscribe to a newspaper, and second, I often feel like coupons are for things that I wouldn't buy anyway. I know that's not always the case, but I usually can't be bothered to use them.
However, here are some tricks I have been trying to save some money on the grocery bill:
- Make my own bread. With my new cookbook, this has been pretty simple, and has saved $1.50/loaf (at least). I just bake it, slice it, and freeze it.
- Buy in-season produce as much as possible.
- I've started buying dried beans instead of canned (when practical). It's a 50% savings.
- Shop at Trader Joe's. You can find some really awesome deals at TJ's. I think the tofu is like $1.50 cheaper than what I get at Target.
- I always make a list.
- Buy store-brand when possible.
- Don't buy processed food (I still need Morningstar Farms sausages, though!).
- Join a CSA farm.
- Tony and I eat less. Really.