Are you looking for more time during the week? Maybe spending more time with your family is high on your to-do list or you'd like to take up a new hobby but never seem to find the time. There is a solution to your time dilemma that you may never have considered before: freezer cooking.When … [Read more...] about Freezer cooking 101: Healthy family dinners without the hassle
Get your shopping list ready! General Mills is giving customers cash back on many products from its wide variety of popular brands, including Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso and many more. Through Oct. 31, 2023, purchase five participating General Mills … [Read more...] about Get $25 rebate for buying 10 General Mills products
This article is part of a Don't Throw It Out! series on how to preserve fresh foods and avoid food waste.Food waste is estimated at 31% of the average American family's grocery shopping dollars — about $1,800 a year. Fresh fruits and vegetables top the list, because many are wasted in the trash … [Read more...] about How to keep fall fruits and vegetables fresh longer
Groceries for a family of four with young children cost an average of about $1,000 a month in the summer of 2023, not including takeout and restaurant meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a big chunk of change.But there are ways to spend less on food and still eat a … [Read more...] about How to save money on food without using coupons
Food prices are higher than they've been for a while, and that means we're going to be on the hunt for the cheapest turkey prices in an effort to make the annual Thanksgiving celebration as abundant (and delicious) as ever. To help with this, we've compiled some of our best tips for saving … [Read more...] about Where to get the lowest price on Thanksgiving turkey in 2023
There seems to be a prevailing idea that pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms are far less expensive than the grocery store. After all, you're doing all the work, cutting out the middle man, it should be less, right? But, is it really?Before you start thinking I'm going to pooh-pooh U-Pick … [Read more...] about Pick your own produce: Deal or no deal?
For families and those who have space in their homes to buy in large quantity, a warehouse store membership often makes sense — dollars and cents. But for many frugal people, the idea of paying to shop at a store gives them pause. How can you decide if Sam's Club is worth the membership price?To … [Read more...] about Is Sam’s Club membership worth it?
Many people seem to have a love-it-or-hate-it attitude toward warehouse stores, but I am a proud card-carrying Costco member because it does save me money.Here's how I save money at Costco and avoid the (expensive) pitfall of overspending on bulk goods.With only two in our household, we … [Read more...] about Can Costco membership save you money?
As anyone with celiac or gluten intolerance will tell you, the label “gluten-free” will automatically increase the price of your groceries.But with a little bit of nutritional know-how and shopping savvy, you can stay gluten-free and keep your expenses within your grocery budget. Here are some … [Read more...] about Eating gluten-free on a budget
The new school year is upon us! Kids are back in school, or about to be, and parents and kids alike are having to fall back into the often hectic hustle and bustle of school-day routines. Back to school activities can mean cramming more and more stuff into less and less time. … [Read more...] about Simplify back to school with freezer meal planning
The trend for extreme budget meal planning was popularized by Leanne Brown in her free online book Good and Cheap, developed primarily for those using SNAP (food stamp) benefits. At the time the book was written, the budget was $4 a day. When I heard about the project, I decided to try that budget … [Read more...] about 18 strategies for $6-a-day budget meal planning and grocery shopping
Shopping regularly at ALDI can save you money, but if you’re not careful, you can end up spending as much or more than you would at a regular grocery store.Here are some tips to help you sort out the best — and worst — deals at ALDI. Editor's note: Prices were accurate as of the … [Read more...] about Best and worst deals when shopping at ALDI
Sticker shock used to be synonymous with new cars. Now it's in the grocery store (and everywhere else). Along with gasoline prices, the cost of food has increased across the United States. And although the rate of inflation has slowed since this story was first published, cutting your … [Read more...] about A $50-a-week meal plan for 1 by shopping at ALDI
This article is part of a Don't Throw It Out! series on how to preserve fresh foods and avoid food waste.Food waste by the average American family is estimated at about one-third of your grocery shopping dollars, and fresh vegetables top the list. Those crisp heads of lettuce and feathery … [Read more...] about How to keep summer veggies fresh to avoid food waste
You don't need a government statistician to tell you the inflation level when you can see the price of eggs go up every time you shop. Food prices are one of the most common ways people gauge the cost of living. Cutting your grocery bill is one of the best ways to save when money is tight, but … [Read more...] about Ways to save money on groceries