Saving Money on Groceries

If you want to save money on groceries, but do not like coupon clipping, this article is a must-read.Frugal living

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON GROCERIES IN VANCOUVER? WHERE TO GET CHEAP GROCERIES IN VANCOUVER?

“For produce, avoid Save on Foods and Safeway like the plague, that place will rip the hell out of you. Don’t bother with flyer sales/coupons, any persian/chinese produce store will be half the price of the best Safeway sale. Seek those out instead[…]” Luco D

If you don’t mind coupon-clipping,visit this site for coupon deals.

No Frills and Superstore are great for basic staple items like canned tomatoes, pasta, spices, cheese, etc.

T&T is good for some vegetables and fruit. They also have sales on weekends for bulk items, such as toilet tissue and canned pop (I’ve bought 3×24 Coca-Cola boxes for a little less than $10, and 24 double-rolls for about $12). They also sell bags of avocado (5 pieces) for $2, while Superstore has them for $4-5. They also give good discounts on sushi and pre-cooked dinners at the end of the day (I sometimes sneak a roll or two of sushi and spring rolls when I’m not in the cooking mood).

Small stores (farmers’ markets, produce stores) have awesome deals too. I have recently learned about Sunrise Market on 300 Powell St. (Google Maps link inside), which has unbelievably low prices on fruit and veggies (like, 19 cents for a pound of bananas, 50 cents for a pound of apples and so on). I’ve seen this place from the bus many times, but never went in; and was very surprised to find a thread on a local forum ranting about how great their deals are.

Wal-Mart sometimes has good deals on items such as granola bars, yogurt and frozen dinners.

If you have a vehicle, or live close to one of these locations, look into getting a Costco membership. They sell almost everything, but in bulk; so unless you have comically long arms or a roomy vehicle, there only other reason to go to Costco is for $2 hot dog + pop combo.

When you go grocery shopping, make sure to take reusable bags with you. Most stores charge a few cents for plastic bags, so this way you can save money and be environmentally friendly.

Two Canadian websites dedicated towards frugal living:
http://www.groceryalerts.ca/ (coupons)
http://richlifepoorgirl.wordpress.com/ (tips)

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