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    #31
    Originally posted by Fishindude77 View Post

    Our little garden is four raised beds, totaling approx. 220 SF. We get all the tomatoes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce and radishes we can eat while in season, plus give away plenty.
    In addition we preserve a whole bunch of green beans and tomatoes for later use. You don't need much space.
    Have you got a photo? I can try to fit at least a couple of beds. Maybe not so much space but some.
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      #32
      I'm going to do cook smart next month maybe?
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        #33
        Consider doing a big Walmart stock-up run once every few months. If you want to get really organized about it, you could make it a quarterly or semi-annual thing.

        If you create a Walmart grocery account you can check prices online. Items that are price-competitive, put in your basket where they'll stay until you check out. When the time for your stock up run comes, check out and schedule curbside pickup.
        FYI, if you get a Walmart cc you can get 5% off curbside.

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          #34
          Originally posted by scfr View Post
          If you create a Walmart grocery account you can check prices online. Items that are price-competitive, put in your basket where they'll stay until you check out. When the time for your stock up run comes, check out and schedule curbside pickup.
          FYI, if you get a Walmart cc you can get 5% off curbside.
          If you do that, just be careful to double check the prices before you check out as they may have changed in the interim.
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            #35
            But that only happens at walmart superstores. I probably need to figure out where a walmart superstore is?
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              #36
              Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post
              But that only happens at walmart superstores. I probably need to figure out where a walmart superstore is?
              For you it's probably going to come down to where the nearest one is located and how good they are. I'd say it's worth trying once.

              We have one with really good customer service located about 10 minutes from us so we use them a lot. I even signed up for Walmart+ for grocery delivery for homebound family members.

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                #37
                Not sure why I am slammed for saying one can buy a bag of apples vs a bag of doritos. Or a bag of rice. Yet others are talking about ordering meal kits, etc. Oh gee they can't afford a bag of apples but yeah they can use HelloFresh or shop at Whole Foods.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Snicks View Post
                  Not sure why I am slammed for saying one can buy a bag of apples vs a bag of doritos. Or a bag of rice. Yet others are talking about ordering meal kits, etc. Oh gee they can't afford a bag of apples but yeah they can use HelloFresh or shop at Whole Foods.
                  What? The Apple/Doritos issue was regarding the poor. Meal kits and Whole Foods are luxuries for the well off. One has nothing at all to do with the other.
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                    #39
                    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

                    What? The Apple/Doritos issue was regarding the poor. Meal kits and Whole Foods are luxuries for the well off. One has nothing at all to do with the other.
                    OH sure. NO where did i indicate that only applied to the "poor" but whatevs

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by scfr View Post
                      Consider doing a big Walmart stock-up run once every few months. If you want to get really organized about it, you could make it a quarterly or semi-annual thing.

                      If you create a Walmart grocery account you can check prices online. Items that are price-competitive, put in your basket where they'll stay until you check out. When the time for your stock up run comes, check out and schedule curbside pickup.
                      FYI, if you get a Walmart cc you can get 5% off curbside.
                      Excellent idea. Over the past year, we have done the majority of our grocery shopping at Walmart via their curbside pickup. It's very easy to do and if you have to travel to your nearest Walmart, you'll only have the travel time plus the short amount of time it takes to have them put your groceries in your car. With a Walmart grocery account, you can take your time picking out your groceries on line, comparing unit prices and deciding on whether you want any substitutions. We've had great luck with them. Recently, I was back in our regular Publix supermarket. The increase in prices at Publix shocked me because I hadn't noticed much of an increase in Walmart's prices over the past year.

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                        #41
                        LivingAlmostLarge, look at all of the sale flyers online every week for all of your nearby stores that carry groceries. Plan your meals around what is on sale. If they have a special discount card, sign up, and also check for digital coupons. Take advantage of savings such as Target giving you 5% off if you have their redcard.

                        I'm a big believer that it is worthwhile to shop at different stores. I don't mean you have to go to every store every week, but if you plan carefully, you can shop the store with the best sales that week. I might do a Walmart curbside one week with the majority of items I want, then the next week hit BJs for the few items I like there.

                        Also know what normal unit prices are for the items you buy the most. If you have to, keep a list with these prices. I know that if I go to BJs at any time, I can get organic potatoes and Perdue chicken breasts cheaper than any place in town unless there is an unusual sale at another store. Publix is higher than many stores, yet if they have a BOGO deal, the unit prices are still cheaper than Walmart's normal price for the same item.

                        Having a family to buy for makes your process more difficult than mine, which is buying for only my husband and myself. I see that we also have very different diets. I'm one who could eat for $100 monthly, but I eat simply and with little meat. I also eat many organic foods, but I choose them carefully. I go by the "Dirty Dozen" list where I try to avoid those items on the list but will buy conventional for those fruit & veg that aren't on the list. I've actually bought fresh organic apples and peaches cheaper than conventional when the season is ripe. I buy fruit in bags rather than individually. I can get a 3-pound bag of organic apples at Walmart for $3.88 right now. I also buy organic oatmeal and pasta, but the organic oatmeal isn't much more than conventional and the organic pasta I buy and stock up on when on sale.

                        I think it is all about planning, and I'm fortunate that I have the time to seek out the best quality for the best prices. With a family, I can see where that might be a little more difficult, but I'm sure you'll be able to reduce your grocery bill in time.

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                          #42
                          Closest Walmart with groceries is 15 miles away around 25 minutes without traffic. I am going to try and figure out how to get groceries cheaper by shopping at more stores. I am going to try to do flyer based and see if i can beat costco for a grocery run. I am also going to do a drive to walmart and stock up once and then see. Maybe once a month?
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                            #43
                            going to try cooksmart as well
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