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For the past three years I've been grocery shopping for just me and my pre-teen. Groceries have always been the toughest category for me to stay on budget.
I decided I need a better system. I need a better grocery list.
The first thing I did before this weeks grocery trip is to write down a dinner plan.
I wanted to incorporate my meal plan into my grocery list. I dedicated the right side of my paper to my meal plan and wrote out my meal ideas for each day of the week.
In order to help ensure I stayed on budget, I went online to my stores online ordering system.
My store has actual prices on their website, some stores "mark it up". If you do give this method a try, it may take some trial and error but you should be OK.
Price Checking Groceries OnLine
Almost all of the other items in my cart were produce and meat but I felt like $2.00 was good enough for me to check if I could print a coupon.
if I know about one and it doesn't take too long to print it, I go for it.
Checking for Coupons
This week, chicken breast was on sale but I still have five in the freezer so I opted not to buy them. Avocados and Mangos were also on sale and treats that my daughter and I both love so I added those in.
Considerations for Shopping the Circular