7 ways to save money on groceries
Many avid couponers stockpile large amounts of nonperishable groceries and toiletries purchased on sale. Carrie Kirby, who blogs for Chicagonow.com/frugalista, once filled the entire cargo hold of her Subaru with cans of her favorite soda. "My basement shelves hold enough of things like toothpaste and cereal -- often purchased for 25 cents or less -- to last our family six months to a year," she says.
And if a family member gets ill or loses a job, you'll have a nicely stocked food pantry during a rocky time.