Category Archive for: ‘Coupons’
Life Changing Posts

Important concepts to master.  In the past couple of years, let’s see, we’ve talked about:

Milk and Lactose IntoleranceHow to prevent and reverse heart diseaseSodium and Salt.

How to properly set a table and  Is diet soda good or bad.

I introduced you to Matcha tea and tea in general.

I explained that there are things that you shouldn’t put in the freezer  and what

to stock your pantry with as well as your freezer.

I showed you my favorite carved pumpkins, my favorite blogs to read

and we talked about Grits.

We learned how to de-bone a whole chicken, how to can things, how to blanch and how to cook rice.

We also learned how to make pie dough from scratch and our own scratch pasta.  Then we studied

how to roast vegetables and how to make Kimchi.  We learned about the 5 basic sauces and how to modify them.

We even learned harder looking dishes like Beef Wellington and Sushi.

We studied nutrition and diets and why vegan isn’t a bad idea.  We now know that there are at least 12 foods that are bad for the


More Important concepts to master

You wanted to learn about fiber and calories as well as the superfoods to eat.   But most of all you wanted to know about

what is in your food and mistakes we make that make us fatter.  I showed you where I get my coupons and how the Kroger Store is laid out.

I warned you about chemicals and pesticides in our food and told you which food is better to be bought organically raised.


I’ve shared over 55 of the best recipes I could find.  Now I need to know what else you’d like to learn about.  Please let me know. – Jughandle


Coupons – Kroger and others

1. Kroger digital coupons on your Kroger Card – Click Here

2. Kroger In Store coupons – click here

3. Kroger Home – click here


Generic Product coupons

1. Southern Saver – click here  Southern Saver is a great place to get started on coupons.  They have a “learn to Coupon” tab as well as tabs for most grocery stores and drug stores:


Harris Teeter






Rite Aid


2. Coupon Mom – Click here

Coupon Mom has coupons for grocery, drugs, restaurants and online coupons.


Happy shopping Farmers – jughandle






How to Save Money Shopping

Food prices have risen 10% in the last YEAR alone!  You can’t go the the grocery store without spending $100 or more on food.  There are some basic things you can do to save money.

1. Shop the perimeter of the store.  Most of the things we normally need and the fresh foods are on the out side isles.

People tend to go counter clockwise in a store and save the frozen foods (except frozen meat) for last.  Dairy is usually at the far end of the store so you have to walk past all the impulse items to get the eggs or milk you actually went to the store for.

Also note that the most expensive items are at eye level, except for children’s items which are on their eye level. The products at the end of the aisles are generally not on sale.

2. Plan your meals by what’s on sale – Every store has a flier or website that lists the store specials for the week.  You should check your store’s specials before you plan your week’s meals and if chicken is on sale, plan a couple of meals with chicken in it.

3. Always shop with a list – after you plan your meals, make a list and try to organize the list by where in the store the items are to be more efficient with your time.

4.  Look through your pantry, freezer and refrigerator and list the ingredients you already have that fit into your meal plan. This is a good time to start keeping track of staples in your pantry and freezer. Attach a notebook to your pantry or freezer and make a list of items as you use them up. Check the lists before you shop and you’ll never unexpectedly run out of anything.  Check our earlier posts on how to stock your pantry , refrigerator and freezer.

5.  Shop with coupons.  Granted, not everything you like to eat will have a coupon offered for it, but you’ll be amazed at how much you can save with a little organization.  My wife Darlene checks the paper on Sunday and the websites before she shops and she is now saving $30-$50 on a $200 purchase.  That’s good money.  Check our title bar menu for a new “Store Coupons” category I will soon be adding.

6. Never ever shop when you are hungry.  Try not to shop when you are tired or in a hurry either.  And don’t take your kids shopping if you can avoid it.  Kids are the target of all of those low riding impulse buys.

7. At the store look for in store specials and any fliers or coupons you may have missed earlier. When comparing items on the shelf look at the “unit price” label to determine which is the best deal.  Try buying the generic, store label, products.  Most of the time they are the same product, packaged by the same manufacture as the name brand items.  The prices are lower because there are no advertising dollars associated with the label.  Did you know that you can ask for a rain check if the store is out of an advertised special.  Try asking even if the ad says limited quantities.

I will start posting current coupon location or websites and I’ll list pictures of various store layouts. – Jughandle