This week's grocery total came to $22.96. A 65% savings. Surely, you're thinking a family can't survive on just what I bought this week. And you're right. But there is a method to this madness.
There's a reason why I bought 5 boxes of crackers, 5 boxes of cereal, 4 packages of deli meat, and 10lbs of apples. ;) They were either free or close to it.
I try to only buy what's on sale and if it's a really great deal, I stock up on it. Check out last week's shopping to see one of my stock up days (I spent $82!!! For $239 worth of food!)
Our pantry and freezer are full of things saved when they were on extreme discount.
My main pantry stock up items are noodles, canned tomatoes, beans, baking supplies, crackers, snack items, dried fruit, nuts, and cereal.
Our freezer is stocked full of salmon, LOTS of frozen berries, tomatoes, veggies, bread, cheese, and meats.