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I’m only thirty-four years old, yet I’m already old enough to say, “Back in my day…” For example, back in my day, my husband and I only spent $50 a week on groceries.
Now that I’m older and have two children, sometimes I spend as much as $200 a week on groceries! Obviously, kids are expensive, but buying groceries for four people instead of two should double our grocery bill, not quadruple it.
That’s inflation for ya. Prices keep going up while packages seem to have less and less food in them. I’ve gotten very good at tracking my favorite store’s sales cycles and taking advantage of coupons, but I can only save so much money that way. I looked online for new ways to save money at the store, but most of them are just the same old tips I’d already heard.
Then I came across this article on Six Dollar Family. It’s a fairly long article that has a lot of money-saving tips I hadn’t really considered before. She talks about earning free gift cards, why homemade items aren’t always less expensive, where you can get cheaper groceries online, why extreme couponing isn’t necessarily worth it, and more.
There is a ton of interesting and unconventional advice in this article, so be sure to check it out.