In Budget Savvy Diva's Guide To Slashing Your Grocery Bill By 50% Or More, by Sara Lundberg, the author covers the basics: meal planning, couponing, stockpiling and leftovers.
Beginning, she states to start by planning meals that you've done in the past and are budget-friendly then taking a look at what you already have in your pantry and start with that. Starting out daily could get tiresome. So, after a while, do a week's worth then a total month. Once you've accomplished dinners, breakfast would be simplest with little variety and lunch could be a simple sandwich and soup.
Following, to coupons, they are basic common knowledge. If you want to know the history, how does giving away a free or hugely discounted product help a company make money? Coca-Cola was the first and grew at a rapid rate. Within seven years, it became available in every state of the U.S. totaling 8.5 million drinks.
Next, once you build an inventory in your pantry and freezer from using coupons, called stockpiling, you will need an organization in place where it will have room.
Continuing, what will you do with all of that food from inventory that is cooked and leftover? Saving money, yet again, by creatively using the leftovers. American households throw away $600.00 worth of food every year, according to page 147. For example, make soup, fill up tacos, make a sandwich, make a salad, bake it , melt it or throw in a crockpot! The author shares some frugal recipes using the leftovers.
Finally, all in all, the book was easy to understand. Something perfect for a newer frugal to study.