What are your best money saving food tips?

Discussion in 'Cooking discussion' started by wingmark, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. wingmark

    wingmark Member


    What are your best money saving food tips?

  2. camom

    camom Well-Known Member

    Buy in bulk... but if u dun like frozen food, then it's not going to work.

    Plan your menu & draw up a shopping list based on that, then u will not deviate fr it and spend more than necc or waste food.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  3. Steadam2011

    Steadam2011 Member

    I keep a running Wish List of things I'm out of, but don't necessarily need right away. Then I use it to make a grocery list and cross off the things I just need. That way I don't over-buy. I clip coupons and load e-coupons on my Safeway card. I read all the sales circulars to know where the best deal is. I get generic when it's really the cheapest (sometimes it's not!), get bulk dried beans and rice. I use leftover meat bones to make stock and freeze it. And keep a running Excel spreadsheet of what I buy and for how much so I can see what I have, when I bought it so it can be used up, and how much I've spent so far in the month. I also freeze a lot of leftovers with a label. And check out the discount meat bin at the store, it's everything that needs to be sold by that day and it's 30% or more off, and freeze it immediately.
  4. beatrice tsu

    beatrice tsu Member

    Try to plan your menu weekly and make a list what to buy, it can lessen transportation cost.
  5. sasha10

    sasha10 Member

    I shop at JB Giant and market weekly..much cheaper.
    i cook in a bulk and frozen the meat dish.
    Eat more vegies than meat.
  6. ladydumbluck

    ladydumbluck New Member

    Don't throw away leftovers. Seal any leftovers in a container then refrigerate. Then make Saturdays into leftover Saturdays when you can revamp the old dish. There are so many leftover recipe on the Internet. Also, buy in bulk for staple food items. You'll save more overtime.
  7. BrittN

    BrittN Member

    Plan your meal in advance and list it down, buy in bulk you can save more when buying in bulk, use discount coupon, check the sale items and don't away the leftovers. You can make other recipe in some leftover. Have a grocery shopping list notebook and bring it with you when doing grocery shopping.
  8. Debra Foster

    Debra Foster New Member

    Always buy in bulk quantity so that will save you good amount...
  9. rbooboo

    rbooboo New Member

    Hi mummies, I've recently come across a food website called Dine Inn in which you can sell your homemade food. Not saving money but can earn some la.. haha.

    Wondering any mummies here love to cook? Looking for those who can cook to join so I can buy from them.. Hehehe.. Especially confinement meals!

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