One of the easiest ways to save some money is become your own butcher. Buy that chicken whole, cut it up and make soup with the backs and other bits you are not particularly fond of cooking. (I save backs and wing tips and legs for soup. I like wings but they are high in calories so they often end up in the soup as well) A whole pork loin can be cut into chops or roasts. This time of year buy an extra turkey or ham and break it apart for the freeze.
When I get the extra ham for the freezer I save even more as I don't get the spiral sliced one. I can slice chunks for sandwiches or cube it for soup or casseroles.
I have asked the butcher in the meat department to cut the frozen turkey in half. I just have to find one that does not come with that stupid bag of gravy.