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How I carved $300 from my grocery budget.....

April 27th, 2007 at 11:16 am

As I tally my spending plan up for the last four weeks, I've noticed a huge drop in spending for groceries -- to the tune of $300 saved.

How did I accomplish this?

Well, primarily by not going to the grocery store.

Yes, you heard me right. I QUIT going to the grocery store to shop. Instead, I'm having the groceries delivered from my local store. The $9.95 delivery fee and $5 in tips to the delivery person each week is nothing compared to the money I used to spend on impulse purchases.

Not to mention, I also find myself buying more store brands now because I actually see the huge difference in price between the generic stuff and the name-brand items. The grocery store's online shopping feature lists items from cheapest to most expensive, so I can easily see what's going to be the best deal. And, guess what? The generic stuff really does taste the same.

7 Responses to “How I carved $300 from my grocery budget.....”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Doing good!!

  2. Fern Says:

    just curious, what store?

  3. fairy74 Says:

    great! We used this service when we lived in an area that offered it, I agree you do save a lot. Currently we live where they don't offer it.

  4. Compulsive Debtor Says:

    The store is King Soopers, which is owned by Kroger.

  5. DeniseNTexas Says:

    I know a few people online who say the same thing - that they save quite a bit by having their groceries delivered. Unfortunately, that's not an option where I live. But I do like the concept and it's terrific that it works for you!

  6. jodi Says:

    My cousin swears by home delivery, but we can't get it where we live (rural area). Sounds like a good deal though!

  7. homebody Says:

    I would do it in a heartbeat too, but nothing offered here.

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