How to Save Money on Groceries | Frugal Food Tips – EP 214

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Buying groceries can be overwhelming when one goes spontaneously and ends up  buying unnecessary items on the way out. We gave simple tips on how to plan your money reserved for groceries and shared fun episodes when shopping for groceries. By the next time you step foot in the grocery, you’re fully equipped and ready to put into action our tips.

We're only going to buy the things that we need, and more isn't gonna find its way into our cart!


  • Eating. We all do it. We all need to do it. Some of us do it 3 times a day, others 5 times a day. Many of us prefer to eat rather than cook. Wherever you find yourselves on the spectrum of food consumption we all have to purchase food. And we will be purchasing food to eat food for the rest of our lives. So why not start saving? (did that feel like a jump? It kinda was.) but if you’re like me and you really enjoy those opportunities (and want to have more opportunities) to have someone else make your food so you can eat that food then utilize Axos ( bank for their high-yield savings account so you can start earning .61% on your money for more chances to eat in the future. Eating – a lifetime event.

17 Grocery Store Hacks That Will Cut Your Bill in Half

From stocking up on sales, writing a reverse shopping list, and shopping in season, PureWow provided us with these genius tips on how to save money on groceries.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jen talks about planning (check out for more tips!), trying meatless Mondays, buying frozen goods, playing the long game on produce, and switching up your grocery store.

Meanwhile, Jill explores shopping alone, writing a reverse shopping list, knowing where to look (generic brand, AND different aisles), partnering up, and BUYING ROTISSERIE CHICKEN.

8 Foods You Are Throwing Out That You Can Actually Use

Are you guilty of tossing any of these foods? By using them creatively instead, you’ll not only lower your food waste, but you’ll also save money, too. In this article, Thrifty Frugal Mom listed down 8 foods you are throwing out that you can actually use.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jen talks about sour milk, bacon grease, ham broth, and brewed coffee while Jill explored the tips on chicken/turkey bone, stale bread, stale chips/crackers, and dried out cheese.

Our non-negotiable grocery item

For Jen, it’s Kale and for Jill, it’s none other than… gums. 

Bill of The Week

Thank you Kim from Madison for sharing your bill about your book cover that you bought! And for becoming a writer and putting a book out there! congratulations!

Thanks so Much for Listening!

Thanks so much for listening! Many of you know we have a private community where we do monthly money challenges and offer accountability groups. We want to congratulate one of our members for a big win:

We have paid off $10,000!
We have a personal loan that came from consolidating our consumer debt that we'll be paying off by May this year - it was scheduled to be paid off in January 2023.

The biggest thing that helped was doing the No Spend Challenge! It made us really think about any purchase before actually going through with it. Most of the time, we ended up not buying that item(s) anyway because we didn't really need it. When the challenge was over, we had developed the habit of not making any impulse purchases and that has helped tremendously! My hubby appreciated the challenge so much that we've already scheduled 2 other no spend months this year, just to keep us in check. We use the "extra" money towards aggressively paying off more debt or adding a large chunk into our savings.

Congrats Zerlynn! Thanks for listening and if you want to check out our monthly challenge community head to to see what challenge we have coming up next.

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