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Deals to Meals Giveaway!

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So here is the thing. 

Groceries are getting expensive. 
Milk, butter, eggs, meat, produce….it seems that the prices go up every time I go to the store. Don’t they know I’ve got a barrel full of people to feed? Sheesh. Get serious. I’m a girl on a budget for heavens sake. 
So here’s the thing.
A girl on a budget (with a food blog and 7 people to feed) has to be careful how she spends her grocery pennies. I need to find great  deals every time I hit the store. I try and only purchase items that are on sale, then I buy a whole slew of them. Good for my budget, and for my food storage. To make the most of this kind of shopping you need to have a little bit of knowledge. You’ve got to know what a good deal is! To buy, or not to buy. That is the question. 

Should a person purchase 50 pounds of chicken if it’s $2.00 per pound?
Just say….”Of course not! That is not a good deal.”

Does one purchase 50 boxes of Captain Crunch if it’s $1.00 per box. “Why yes!” would be the appropriate answer here. 

To buy, or not to buy. How is a gal to know?

And now for a really cool thing…
There is a wonderful website called Deals to Meals that is set up specifically to help people navigate the grocery store world. Grocery store deals are posted there each week. You have the option of  viewing any of the stores around your area. A rating system is used to help you know if the deal is great (something you should stock up on) or if the deal is average. (Better to leave it until next time).

The best news!
You don’t have to go to 5 different stores and clip 5,000 coupons to get good deals on all of the items you need. Extra time doesn’t grow on trees you know. (If you see some growing somewhere, let me know. Will ya?) Shopping at 5 different grocery stores each week can give a girl a real headache.

Now for the best old news.

Walmart will price match. This is not a joke. I do it all of the time!
This past week I checked in with Deals to Meals...saw that a grocery store called Rancho Market had Limes for 33 cents a pound. They had a lot of other really great deals as well. I made out my weekly grocery store list, writing all of the prices I wanted to match on the list.

Then I hustled myself down to my local Walmart to do my weekly shopping. When I got to the check out stand I politely said to the checker….

“I have some price matching to do on my produce.”
“Ok, no problem. How much for the limes?” was her reply. 

I’m not kidding. That’s how it works. At least at the Walmart I frequent. They are really great about ad matching. I usually take the grocery store ads with me, just in case they want to check the price I am quoting. They hardly EVER ask to see them.    

I ended up purchasing 8 limes for 48 cents. It did feel a little bit like highway robbery. But it wasn’t. It was all legit. And that’s the truth of it.

Deals To Meals Giveaway….
You can become a member of Deals to Meals for $4.95 per month. Not a lot to pay, considering the savings that could be yours. Deals to Meals is offering two of my readers a free 6 month membership. Zipitty Hoe I Aye. I see really cheap limes in your future. 

           ****To Enter the Giveaway****

Giveaway only open to those in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California, Montana,  Utah, Arizona, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. 

  
Leave me a comment telling me what grocery store item you would like to save money on. Meat, dairy, produce, diapers for your wee ones behind, what ever you choose. Please leave your email address with your comment.

For an extra entry, post a link to this giveaway on Facebook, or on your own blog. Then leave me a comment telling me you did so. 

The Giveaway will be open until midnight on Tuesday, May 24th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday morning, Bright and early with the sunshine. 

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118 Comments

  1. 151
    May 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I need butter and cereal!

  2. 152
    May 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I like to save on everything! Mostly cereal–we eat lots!

  3. 153
    May 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I'd love to save on produce!

  4. 154
    Jodi
    May 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I would love to save money on diapers since I am diapering two boys at the moment!

  5. 155
    May 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I want to save on BEEF! I didn't complain when my Dr. said I was low on iron. He asked, “Would you like to take pills or eat a nice JUICY STEAK?” “Bring on the steak!” (I said with a smile!)

    QUESTION: Does Wal-mart only match prices of your local stores?

  6. 156
    May 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I try to shop the gorcery ads and only buy meat that is on sale but even that gets pricey. I would have to say meat, milk, and cereal!
    stormy2996@aol.com

  7. 157
    May 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I would like to save money on any food item…since it can get expensive to feed a family of seven! :)

  8. 158
    May 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Hello, Just found your site on Facebook through Mommy's Kitchen. I am looking forward to checking back posts. I would love to be entered in the Deals to Meals give away. I'm in a little town in Texas with limited stores so this would help out when I go to the 'big' town.
    Mona
    sand

  9. 159
    May 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I would love to save money on dairy and meats.

  10. 160
    Anonymous
    May 23, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I am always looking for ways to save money on my grocery shopping. I would like to save money on meat. Thanks for the chance to win Deals to Meal. bh5325@hotmail.com

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  11. 162
    Anonymous
    May 24, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I want to save money on bulk food storage items (like chicken bouillon in the #10 cans). This is a cute blog! Fun to read.
    michelleymarchant@yahoo.com

  12. 163
    May 24, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I'd like to save money on meat, cereal, and long-term food storage stuff.

  13. 164
    May 24, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Just posted a link on Facebook!

    • 165
      February 19, 2014 at 7:02 am

      Super jazzed about getting that knohow-w.

  14. 166
    May 24, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Aside from the obvious desire to save money on everything, I want to save on my baking basics. The rising costs of butter, flour, and sugar are starting to hurt!

  15. 167
    May 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I would love to save on meat! Not the bottom of the shelf $2.00 per lb stuff either, I want the healthy meat at a good price!

  16. 168
    May 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I shared on facebook!

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