Have any secrets to save money grocery shopping? How about sharing a few favorites. I know some peopel do coupons,a dn I used too, but I don't buy a lot of name brand foods, and I don't buy most boxed foods, like rice a roni, those flavored pasts and potatoes. So I rarely do coupons anymore. I never collect a recipe that any ingredient is going to be costly, or has too many ingredients that I'll have to buy becasue I don't keep it around. I shop at several stores to get best prices, and some I only go to for good meat sales. I do not buy meat that isn't on sale, I haven't paid regular price for meat in probably 20 years. I buy almost all my canned foods at Save A Lot, and whatevers on sale at other stores. I shop salvage stores for dented cans or boxes, but you have to be careful,and make sure it isn't 3 years out of date. Also I have found items there you can not buy in local stores here in our small towns, or items I couldn't afford from a regular store. I buy off brands mostly. For months now they been having my favorite brand beans on sale 3/$1. (I love Luck's beans), so I stock up, we like just a little beans and not a whole pot most of the time. I noticed a lot of stores are now having a $1. isle, everything is $1. or 2/$1. I buy fresh veggies at a produce market, and in summer at the farmer's market, plus anyone who has something fresh on sale. Last week I bought the freshest looking mushrooms I've ever seen for $0.99 (that little 8oz pack). So what is your battle plan for food buying?