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We retired 3 1/2 years ago. We used to love going to Costco but stopped that about two years ago when we got a puppy. Costco took at least 3 hours out of our day and sometimes $300.
The bottom line was that we used to waste alot by going to Costco. We are only two people so no longer needed all that stuff.
I cut coupons on Sundays and we found a supermarket that is fantastic.
It's called Market Basket and they have lots of them here in Massachusetts. Overall some of the prices are 50$ cheaper than when we lived in Brooklyn, close to Manhattan.
If an item is on sale, buy a couple of them.
Meat is expensive. Hubby grew up on meat and potatoes as did I.
Cut down on the meat portions and supplement with rice, white or brown, or potatoes or faux potatoes such as cauliflower if you are going low carb.
We stock up on paper towels and tp when on sale. Our local supermarket sells 6 rolls of their own paper towels for $3.33. I've never seen it that cheap anywhere.
Go to the dollar store for wrapping paper, tape, and lots of other stuff.
I bought Christmas wrap three years ago for 50 cents a roll. I still have it.
I purchased a huge bag of dry kibble for my dog. It averaged about $2 a pound for a very high quality kibble, but you had to buy the big bag. I immediately stored it in containers so it will last for awhile.
I started using powdered milk again. Haven't used that since the kids were little and we were always broke. Now 45 years later I have no problem using it to make high protein shakes or sugar free puddings.
There are so many ways to save money on groceries but it requires time and effort. I have both!
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