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Hi, I’m Taryn, mom of 6 and food blogger at Joy Filled Eats who spends countless hours in the kitchen both working and feeding my tribe. Over the years I’ve come up with a few ways to save on groceries for my business and for my family.
For many years I was a couponer. I spent hours each week clipping coupons, printing coupons, and finding match-ups for my local grocery store. This took time. Eventually, I realized that I wasn’t saving enough to warrant the time I was spending. This leads me to number 2.
I can pay the same price, or less, just by buying generics instead of name brands. My kids don’t really care if they have Toasted Ohs or the name-brand cereal. Many times the coupon price and the generic price are similar but I’m saving time that I can use on other things.
I have all my groceries delivered. For $99 a year Walmart has unlimited delivery on grocery orders over $35. And free shipping on many items from their website with no minimum. This saves money in two ways. The main is that I’m not making impulse purchases. The second is that I can easily sort my searches by low to high. So I can find the cheapest bag of tortilla chips or pasta sauce without spending hours searching the store and comparing prices. Save $10 off pick-up or delivery.
I get a large amount of our produce through Misfits Market. I like that it is organic and I can choose the varieties my family likes. I have an alarm set on my phone for every Thursday afternoon at 3:50 so I can go pick our produce. It only takes a few minutes to choose and it’s fun to see the interesting options like Romanesco cauliflower or Padron peppers. Try Misfits Market at a discount with code: COOKWME-JV5PQE
If you purchase any specialty food ingredients many times they are cheaper online. It is harder to save on groceries if you need to be gluten-free, dairy-free, low carb, or similar. As a keto food blogger, I’ve found sweeteners, flours, and other pricey ingredients to be less expensive online, most of the time. In this case, I also buy generic, mixing my own sweetener blend, and using whichever brand is currently cheapest.
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