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dragonfly29

I HAVE RULES 4 SHOPPING:1NEVER SHOP HUNGRY!2.CLIP COUPONS,AND LOOK 4 STORES THAT DO DOUBLE COUPONS,SHOPRITE BY ME DOES IT ALL THE TIME.SO EVRY SUNDAY I GO GET THE PAPER AND ASK THE CLERK THE SAVE ME THE INSERTS!!THEY THROW THEM OUT ANYWAY.I HAVE A COUPON ORGANIZER,I GET SR'S FLYER SEE WHAT ON SALE {ALL NAME BRANDS} AND PLAN MEALS AROUND>DOUBLE COUPONS AND SALES.3> I SHOP FOR 3-4 DAYS WORTH OF FOOD BECAUSE I CAN BUY IT TODAY AND 2 DAYS FROM NOW IT'S ON SALE! 4>FAMILY PACKS OF MEAT ARE GREAT,I MAKE A VAT OF WHATEVER SO THERS LEFT OVERS AND THEN INDIV. WRAP SERVINGS ACCORDING 2 SIZE OF FAMILY. 5> I BUY MY PRODUCE FROM LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS,YOU SAVE A BOT LOAD OF $ AND, IT'S GOING BACK 2 UR COMMUNITY, ALSO WHEN FRUIT IS A LIL' DAMAGED THEY PREWRAP AND SELL FOR A 1/4 OF PRICE! FOR THE ANIMALS I GET THERE FOOD BY THE 50LB BAG AT A FEED STORE, COSTS A FEW MORE $ TAHN THE LIL' BAGS UR BUYIN @ THE STORE,THEN I GOT TOTES AND FILL. IT'S 3 MONTHS WORTH OF FOOD,PLUS IT'S BETTER BRANDS!

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