How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?
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I try to save using coupons and only buying things on sale.I have started making a breakfast meal at dinner time and also serving one meatless meal a week.I'm making oatmeal instead of cold cereals,wh
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Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 6/21/2012 12:10 AM EDT
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Harris Teeter  will now take any coupon up to two dollars and double it

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 6/21/2012 6:40 AM EDT
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I use coupons and eat less meat.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 6/21/2012 9:30 AM EDT
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We all seem to do much the same

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 6/22/2012 12:17 AM EDT
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I purchased two boxes of cracker creations, Pillsbury frozen biscuits, two containers of  front porch ice cream ,some  pink shrimp and a half galloon Natural orange juice. My total was was 12.34.
Super double coupons  up to two dollars doubled are wonderful.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 6/24/2012 1:48 AM EDT
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Northern tissue 9 mega 4.77. Swiss Burger 1.29 for two angus burgers . Butterball Turkey breast 2.97. Pink Shrimp 2.75. Total 12.10. I used super double coupons

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 6/27/2012 12:14 AM EDT
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Angus round steak 7.06 reduced to 4.03. Two Smithfield hickory ham steaks 5.98. Swiss gourmet burger 2.06 reduced to 1.70. Two cream filled long johns from bakery two for a 1.00. Two milk chocolate Hershey 4.4 candy bars 2.39 each. I used coupons. My Grand total was 3.65. I enjoy Super Double coupon time

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 6/29/2012 1:07 AM EDT
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A package of fresh Crab stuffed Flounder was 3.84. A package of fresh Pinwheel Salmon was 2.34. A package of fresh Herbed Salmon 3.29. Using coupons I paid  6.18. Using coupons once again.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/3/2012 12:31 AM EDT
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A package of cooked store deli ribs was 7.99 with a 3.00 off coupon I used another coupon for an additional 1.00 off and paid 3.99

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/7/2012 12:20 AM EDT
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Target has a sale on Coke four 12 packs for ten dollars I used my own bags and paid 9.80. I received  five cents a bag off my total bill. Rainer cherries were on sale at another store about a block away for 2.99 a pound. I purchased a l little over  three pounds of cherries and used three dollar off coupons my total was 6.79. I drove about three miles round trip.  Twenty cents saved using my bags with three dollars in coupons. Plus not much fuel or time.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/12/2012 11:48 AM EDT
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I use coupons  and eat from the farmers markets.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/12/2012 2:53 PM EDT
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I use what few coupons I can, shop the farmers market for my fruits and veggies, buy BOGO items at the grocery store that we use, and we are eating less meat.  If the prices are going to go up as the are predicting on tv right now, I think we'll be cutting even more meat out of the menu. 

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/12/2012 6:19 PM EDT
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In theory the meat prices may come down. this is my logic..I am not into futures but it seems to make sense.
If the corn crop is as bad as is predicted it is possible that a lot of cattle, pork and chickens will go to market sooner than expected.  This would result in a large amount of meat hitting the market at once.
Prices of flour, cereal or any grain product would go up though.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/13/2012 4:03 AM EDT
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I have been using ground turkey in place of ground beef (where I can without hubby knowing).I bought 20 pounds a few months ago and I'm getting low.Butterball ground turkey is on sale this week again for $1.99 # so I will stock up again.My broiler is working just fine. Yesterday I made ground turkey meatballs and put they under the broiler to brown up then finished them in sauce they were very tasty and much healthier than ground beef.I shop all the food ads everyweek and spend Sunday morning making my shopping lists and clipping coupons .The experts say by spending an hour a week doing this will save on average $50,not too bad.At Giant Eagle in the past 12 months I have saved $2300.00 this is with sales ,coupons,gas and food perks.We get 10 cents off a gallon of gas for every $50 spent.My hubby and I take a lot medications and this is included into the gas perks.They will give you .10 cents off a gallon up to 30 gallons.We take a gas can with us when we fill up to make up the difference what the gas tank holds which is 24 gallons.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/13/2012 6:00 AM EDT
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Lipton Natural Tea 1.99. Grilled Salmon 1.92 for two pieces. Two pounds 18 ounces cherries 4.34. Indian River OJ 3.89. After using coupons I paid 6.89 total.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/15/2012 12:39 AM EDT
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Tart Cherry cropin Midwest destroyed by Weather.

SISTER BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Walk into Cherry Republic's store in the heart of the nation's biggest tart cherry producing region, and you could end up with jam or salsa with fruit that had to be imported from Poland.

Cherry Republic can't get enough tart cherries from its local orchards because 97 percent of Michigan's crop was destroyed this year by a freak weather pattern. An unseasonably warm March that caused trees to bud was followed by an April freeze that killed the blossoms.

Trees in New York and Wisconsin, which have smaller but still significant tart cherry harvests, suffered the same weather damage.

Prices usually skyrocket when farmers take that kind of a loss, or in severe cases consumers might just have to give up on a fruit for a season. But that won't happen in this case because of some unique factors in the tart cherry industry. As a result, cherry processors are scrambling to get what fruit they can, sometimes from Poland or Turkey, and taking a financial hit in an effort to keep prices low.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/16/2012 11:57 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 Shopping like always: store ads, coupons, marked downs; also eating even  less  meat,  and even more local & seasonal produce, .
A surpriseSurprised: sometimes I save money by buying one restaurant meal to go; a  meal for one becomes 3 meals for us by adding a light soup, salad more local &  seaonal produce  more veggies; dessert  of fresh fruit.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/17/2012 12:09 AM EDT
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GRANA  here;
 2 pkg of fully cooked brown&  serve sausage;last year $1.79 each( 3 servings each) were$1.49 less $1 coupons on each; usedfor egg mc mufins, sausage,potato& egg caserole, or  as a side to pancakes; I got  6 servings ofmeat for $.98 quickly micro heated, lowfat & great for "breakfast  for dinner" meals.Cool
W/ no coupon doubling that's the best we can do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; combine BIG sales w/big value couponsMoney mouth

Meijer drops Senior discount & mealbox coupons

posted at 7/17/2012 2:05 AM EDT
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Our Meijer stopped the Senior discount & Meal box coupons. They have the mPerks, but you have to have a cell phone with texting to benefit. I guess they do not feel the Seniors or the people who can not afford a cell phone (with texting) need the extra savings.  Those who can afford the texting phone, get the savings. Does this seem right to you? I sent an e-mail to Meijer asking about this. I hope those of you who have a Meijer in your area will e-mail them & say it is not fair to give the discounts only to the texting cell phone customers.

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/19/2012 2:19 PM EDT
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Corn crop reductions ripple through economy

Farmers will have to ration corn usage as the price of corn creeps skyward, affecting almost everything from crayons to car tires

Re: How are you saving money on meals with all the increases?

posted at 7/20/2012 12:01 AM EDT
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Food Lion offering cheaper items under new strategy

www.foodlion.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Food Lion is selling thousands of items at lower prices, revamping its produce section and increasing the variety of products available as part of a www.foodlion.com/Corporate/PressRoom/Press_071812" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">new brand strategy.

The Salisbury-based grocery store chain launched the strategy Wednesday in 269 stores in North Carolina and South Carolina including those in the Triad.

Food Lion is also holding grand re-opening events at all 269 stores, which include giving the first 50 customers at each location a bag of groceries each day through Saturday.

The company also plans to donate $30,000 in store-brand food products to food banks in North Carolina.

The new strategy means customers will see lower prices on 6,000 items throughout the store, according Food Lion. That includes its entire My Essentials store brand.

More than 60 percent of Food Lion's stores, or 700 locations, are operating under the new strategy.

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