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Sock up when it's on sale and fill that freezer, and keep your wallet full, too!

Updated on June 19, 2013
Wouldn't it be nice if chicken breasts were always .99 cents a pound?  They can be if you stock up with enough to last until the next sale comes around.
Wouldn't it be nice if chicken breasts were always .99 cents a pound? They can be if you stock up with enough to last until the next sale comes around.

I'm not one to clip coupons or do meatless meals several times a week. I tend to forget the coupons at home, and my family tends to wonder "where's the beef?" if it dissapears from meals for too long!

Those stradegies can and do work to reduce a family grocery bill. Yet, I try to simply buy things when I find an amazing deal and stock up with a month or two's worth of that item and I plan my meals around the bargains that I've already found.


To find deals for all of the things you routinely use, you may have to shop at more than one store. I live in a rural area, and whenever I pass a grocery, large or small, while running other errands or on my way to visit friends and relatives, I take the time to stop and do a quick up and down the isles looking for unadvertised sales and markdowns. This can be done in as little as ten minutes, and that ten minutes can pay off, big!

The chicken used as my example came from a little independent grocery I stumbled across in a tiny little town, and that wasn't the only great deal I found that day. I bought about 20 pounds of split chicken breasts that day for less per pound than dry pasta or hot dogs goes for at regular price. You can eat well on even a tight budget if you let the sales determine what you'll be having over the next month and are flexible.

You may have to allow yourself some extra money when you shop to stock your kitchen up with all your bargains as you find them, but once you're stocked, you'll find your total spending over time will go down, quite a bit!

These Boneless Pork Loin Chops pair up nicely with boxes of stuffing purchased at $1.00 each and canned green beans that were on sale for .59 each. You can feed several people for less than the Cost of a "Value Meal" for one, and eat better, too!
These Boneless Pork Loin Chops pair up nicely with boxes of stuffing purchased at $1.00 each and canned green beans that were on sale for .59 each. You can feed several people for less than the Cost of a "Value Meal" for one, and eat better, too!

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      caseymel 

      5 years ago from Indiana

      I have been doing this for years and it really does save tons of money!

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      Kathy 

      5 years ago from Minnestoa

      Thanks for the warm welcome, Susan! I also make sure to rotate my newer purchases to the bottom or back of the freezer each time I stock up and take note of what we may need or not in the near future.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I agree with you 100%. If you have a freezer shop the deals. I just finished taking an inventory of my basement freezer this morning so that I know what meats and vegetables I need to stock up on when they go on sale.

      I'm always on the lookout for in store sales that are not advertised in the local flyers. The other day I got great deals on whole chickens and sirloin roasts.

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