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The best ways to save money at the grocery store...

Updated: Feb 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

Friends who know me well know that I love to save money! It is a passion of mine. I have three growing teenage boys who are constantly hungry. And they are constantly telling me that "we never have anything to eat". When I looked at my expenses, I spent most of my money on food at the grocery store. I am always looking for ways to save and make my grocery bills smaller. I have found that shopping at Aldi instead of the closest grocery store has been a huge help. And every now and then it is worth driving out to a local farm market for their big sales. Here are some tips that have helped me to save a ton...

Look for sales and buy meat in bulk...

I am always checking the ads for my local farm market out in Lancaster County. Every now and then they have a "meat sale" and it so worth the 30 minute drive to buy meat in bulk, vacuum seal it, and freeze it. It saves me SO much money. This week they had boneless chicken breasts and ground beef for only $1.99 a pound! So I loaded up my cart and gave my vacuum sealer a workout. I love getting the best price possible on our meat and always having a freezer full of it. It saves me so much money!

Always check out the bakery's sale items for prices that are more than half off of the original...

Our local farm market is known for its delicious bakery! Everything is SO good there! I always check out their sales rack for items that they need to sell to make room for more fresh baked goodies. Then I can freeze them for later. But lets be honest, with three hungry boys, this rarely happens.

Check the deli counter for "cheese ends"...

Almost every deli counter will sell you their "cheese ends" for a fraction of the price of regular cheese. This works great when you want shredded cheese for a recipe! "Cheese ends" are perfect for that!

Freezing deli meat and cheese that are on sale..

Did you know that you can freeze deli meat and cheeses too? Yes, that price is correct. I was able to get 1 1/2 pounds of sliced Provolone cheese for only $2.00!! How can you pass that up? Just take your cheese or lunch meat, vacuum seal it and freeze it for later. I can not pass up a deal like that and will now be set for when we want meatball hoagies for dinner.

Saving so much money at the market means that you deserve a special treat, right?!

There is one item that I never leave without buying from the farm market. And I never have a problem paying full price for - and those are Whoopie Pies!!! Yum! I grew up driving out to Lancaster County with my grandma and loved to have this sweet Amish treat! We did not have Whoopie Pies growing up in Pittsburgh so this splurge is always worth it! Such a treat!!

I hope that some of my tips will help to save you money on your groceries!

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