MORE SUPERMARKET GROCERY TIPS
-- Cut your food and grocery budget -- Strategies for low price shopping --
Covering coupons, rebates, sales, stock piling, convenience stores, substitutions, scams, refunds
Consumer guide to frugal living. From previously published Newsletters © Copyright 1995-2000 by SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com
This is a free service by the nation's #1 free newsletter for smart consumer ideas
click here to find our more about SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com
3.1 MORE GROCERY TIPS - SUPERMARKET DISCOUNTS
3.1.1 JUNK FOOD
== 10% of the average family food budget goes for junk food, or about $430 per year. Store brands can save you big bucks. If your kids insist on name brand junk food, consider making them pay for it themselves.
== There is little difference between gourmet popcorn and regular popcorn.
== A lot of juice drinks are just sugar water. Read the label and ignore the pretty packaging!
3.1.3 SUPERMARKET AND GROCERY BARGAINS
== Meat that has been discolored by fluorescent lights is still okay and often sold at half price, but eat the same day since it's not as fresh.
== Ripe fruit may be half-price. Eat soon or use quickly in a recipe.
SAVE UP TO 90% ON MEAT, CHEESE, FRUIT
== Over ripe fruit is often thrown away. See if you can make a deal with the manager for little or nothing to take it off the store's hands.
== Ends of cheese and deli meats can be good bargain; cut off the hard end part.
== Day old bread and bakery items are an excellent buy. They may go on sale late in the day.
== Banged up boxes and cans might be okay. Check for any actual rupture in the can or bag contents.
== A large family might save buying institutional sized canned goods.
== Quality may not be important in some recipes. For example: meat for stews can be lower quality, as can fruits and vegetables to be cooked.