The key to saving money at the grocery store, to me, is menu planning. Without a shadow of a doubt! Besides the coupons you can have - shopping the sales and creating cheap meals are essential.
Here's how I do it.
First, I look to my own pantry and freezer. What do I already have? And what can I make from the items I already have on hand.
Make a list of the ingredients I need to make meals from what I already have. See if any of these items are on sale for the week.
Look at the sales flyers and see what meats are on sale. What can I make from these with the other sale items?
I get a blank week menu out Download Bwmenu and start to jot down meal ideas.
I then go back through ad make sure everything I need is on my list. Then I'll draw a little star next to the items I have coupons for.
And that's it in a nut shell!