Monday, May 4, 2009

Grocery Budget Tip: Check the Ads For Fruit & Veg Specials

Last week, we wrote how Bella was attempting to wean her baby ONLY on fresh, and preferably organic fruits and vegetables. She took advantage of great deals at Fiesta and Randalls. Well, this week, Kroger had 4 offers she just couldn't pass-by:

  • $1/5 Fresh Corn
  • $1/4 Ripe Mangoes
  • $1/3 Avocados
  • $.49/1 lb Organic Bananas

Even though the coupon deals have been a little slow, there are still some great buys to be had. The 99 cent store is also another option when it comes to needing fresh produce.

In order to keep to your grocery budget when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables:

  • Compare the Weekly Ads and visit the 99 Cent Store;
  • Tailor your shopping list to what is on offer;
  • If it can be frozen, buy it then and there in bulk;
  • Find someone with a garden that is willing to trade their home grown produce;
  • Consider starting a small vegetable and fruit garden of your own;
  • Create your menu around these offers and your stockpiles.

Like, we have said before, there is a common myth among non-couponers that couponing leads to unhealthy diets. When in fact couponing is more likely to create a better informed shopper. Before couponing, Bella never really paid attention to the Ads or read a couponing forum. After just 8 months, locating deals, tailoring the weekly menu to incorporate them, it has become second nature.

So remember, before you throw away the Ads, sit down, compare, make a menu and head to the shops. You'll be surprised with what you can find and the great impact it will have on your diet!

Happy Budgeting!

Leave us a comment on how you purchase, require, or grow your own fresh fruit and vegetables. We would love to hear your tips and tricks.

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