May 7, 2008

What Doesn't Work For Me...



This week is a themed Works for me Wednesday or in the case of this theme, What DOESN'T work for me. What doesn't work for me is couponing.

While I'm a big advocate of finding deals at CVS for our personal hygiene items and health items. I'm not a big fan of cutting coupons at the grocery store. Most of the things they have on sale that I could match a coupon to are not things that I want to serve my family. For instance boxed cereal - yeah, we can get it for under a dollar a box, but it is horrible for you and will end up costing you in the long run. So while I avoid the coupons at the local grocery store, I still enjoy saving the budget.

I typically frequent a local farmers market once a week to stock up on veggies and fruit (sometimes a flower bouquet too!) I frequent Henry's and Trader Joe's for our meat, eggs, and milk and they have better prices that the local grocer. While we aren't yet eating all grass fed meat (our budget isn't there right now - and if food does really skyrocket - we may not be there for a long while!) I do make sure to only buy milk without the added hormones.

So my overall advice is to try to save money on fruits, veggies, meats, and dairy and leave the boxed stuff on the shelf!

6 comments:

~Rhen said...

My problem with coupons is that so often the products the coupons are advertizing are still more expensive WITH the coupon as what I normally buy!! So, coupons are a rare thing for me to use.

Dimple Queen said...

I agree sister!!! Just wish I could find a good farmers market around here!!! I HAVE NOT FOUND ONE.....my 5 year old keeps telling me that we need to plant a garden and "grow our own food" Honestly, I wish I had the time to do it!!!

The Urias said...

Hey, what's with boxed cereals? I am seriously clueless. Do tell.

Liz said...

Boxed cereal, is obviously laden with sugar and starch but the main culprit is the wheat it is made from, by the time you open the box it has gone rancid. Overall it is just not a good way to start the day. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Falon is a good read about all of that kinds of stuff. Hope that helps.

The Urias said...

Interesting on the cereal - I usually buy the low sugar ones (NEVER the kid kind!) and try for the whole grains but didn't realize it would be "rancid"? I'll check out that book...although I admit that cutting cereal out of our diets would be a challenge! But I'm all up for it! Btw, enjoy your blog, just found it last night, you inspire me!!!

Liz said...

Thanks! I appreciate the sweet comment!

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