You have heard it a hundred times "Make a list and stick to it." Plan your menus around your weekly sale flyers (loss leaders) from your local newspaper at your local grocery stores. Stick to your list and only go to the store once a week. You are not allowed to put items in the shopping cart that are not on your shopping list. Before you shop take inventory of your cupboards and pantry, this will help you avoid buying what you do not need.
Use those coupons, in store specials and BOGO's, take advantage of your store's reward programs and discounts. It is worth it for me to buy the Sunday paper just for the coupons. Visit www.couponmom.com and match up weekly advertised specials with your existing coupons~ this is the way to really get the bang for your buck. Remember to avoid buying things that you wouldn't normally buy just because you have a coupon. Even if you can save 25 to 50 dollars a week on groceries, that will sure add up at the end of the month. Happy Saving!!