Being a mother to three children has its perks. On holidays I get lots of cards, every morning I wake up to multiple kisses wishing me a good day and I get to see three little people grow into adults. However, there is a downside to having a family of 5, the rising grocery store bills. It used to be that every time I got paid (twice a month) I would go to my local supermarket and buy enough groceries for EVERYONE in our immeadite family (including a super hungry preteen boy) and I would walk out with about $300 damage to my debit card. I repeated this twice a month with a monthly grocery bill of over $600! Needless to say I was frustrated by the whole process. We did not have money to burn (especially with repeatedly having to buy new clothes for my growing kids) so I decided to try a couple of new strategies in my quest for a lower grocery bill. This is what I tried:
- I tried using coupons but I could NEVER find any coupons for things we ate, plus there are rarely coupons for HEALTHY eating.
- I tried buying all generic brands but I found some (if not most) of the products…nasty.
- I tried shopping exclusively at bulk clubs like Sam’s, Costcos, or BJ’s but I found that I spent more and had ALOT of cans of green beans left over.
So what did I do? Well unknowningly I decided to STOP eating a lot of processed foods, I began eat clean and I incorporated the following five strategies to regain control over my grocery bill… Click below…