In Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?:
Gale, I rarely buy an item that is not on sale. I stock up on sale items (of course I check the exp. dates). I have a nice supple of beef & chicken broth & Ocean Spray cranberry sauce,15 oz. pumpkin & Dole pineapple all with 2013 dates. I have Nestle hot cho. from last year &( hubby had a cup Sun. evening) I so far have not seen it on sale this season. I like to buy about 10 boxes when it is on sale as long as the exp. date is a long way off. I just used some tuna that I bought on sale before Easter that exp. Nov.2013. Whenever kleenex, the bath tissue & laundry detg. that I like goes on sale, I buy at least one. Hubby has a supple of coffee & I have several boxes of tea. Dec. should be good for restocking the brown & powdered sugars & other baking supplies. The only items on my weekly list to buy that are not sale items are bananas & iceberg lettuce. It bugs me to pay full price for something . I have enough shampoo, conditioner & liquid hand soap to last about 2 years.
Posted by FRAN M
Hi Fran you are just like me I won't buy things that aren't on sale or I have a coupon to be doubled. I love to hear about people saving big.It's kind of fun to be able to do that.It started out to be a hobby and now it's necessary.I taught my brother how to shop and he does real well.I also stock up on deodorant ,soap,shampoo,tooth paste,etc.I haven't seen Nestles cocoa on sale here either but I did get another brand for .75 cent a piece with my coupons.Now is the time to stock up on baking supplies for sure.After the first of the year coupons will be scarce until April if history repeats itself. I still can't figure out how the extreme couponers do it.I wouldn't want all they have but it sure would be nice to walk out with a cartful of groceries for $20.