Other Money-Savers From Melissa 

Easily Find Weekly Sale Prices and Coupons That Will Save Even More - Use Favado Smart Phone and Coupon Matchups on EverydaySavvy.com to help you find coupons and determine which items are on sale this week at the grocery store. The app will even alert you went your favorites are on sale and you can search across grocery stores for the best price on items you need.

Use Less Meat & Other Higher Priced Ingredients -  Consider a few meals in a week without meat. This will save you money. Also when you have meals with meat consider proper portions sizes. It will help your meat go farther. When I buy large boneless skinless chicken breast, I cut it into thirds and each person gets just a  one third portion.

Shop at Value Grocery Stores like Aldi - Aldi has great everyday prices on basics like milk, eggs and spices. They also have great produce specials each week. 

Limit  Brand Loyalty - Name-brand items tend to be more expensive unless you have a great coupon. Be sure to consider house brands and other name brands.  These are usually placed on lower or higher shelves. So be sure to look up and down when grocery shopping. The most expensive items are right at eye level.

Check Unit Price - Most people think that if they buy the larger item that they are getting a better deal. This is often not the case. Be sure to always check the unit price when shopping.

Avoid Buying Prepared and Packaged Goods - You are almost always going to pay more when the store does the work for you. Wash and cut your own veggies and you can save.

Make a Plan and Stick to It - Grocery stores use all kind of marketing tricks to try and get you to spend more.

Don't Be Intimidated!

Buckles urges you to avoid getting intimidated by the list of changes that can save you money. She reminds shoppers, they don't have to follow every rule, every week. You can pick and choose which ones work for you. "I think that most people, once they have that lightbulb moment, realize its' not that difficult!"

Melissa's Favorite Apps and Websites

Favado

Link to an article on Melissa's site that explains the app: click here.

 

Ibotta - link to sign up for app - <http://bit.ly/1nnjMCJ

 

Link to an article on Melissa's site that explains the app: click here.

 

Checkout 51- <http://bit.ly/1k4UV35

 

Mperks