On coupons. com today I found :
.55 of soft tortilla
.50 off butter
.50 off butter with canola oil
.55 off two pronto Barilla pasta (2) -
.50 off rove yoplait yogurt.
2.00 off of a pork tenderloin
On blue bunny, I got 2 - .75 off coupons
None of that I consider junk, highly processed food.
Groceries on the cheap is looking at the Put Dinner On The Table meal train from a different
pro sypective. The emphasis is on purchasing good food( shelf- stable/ freezer staples )at the lowest possible cost and purchasing enough to last you until it goes on sale again -- Keeping a controlled non-perishable stock of the things you use on a regular basis. It means that when you shop, rather than purchasing just what you need for a day or a week, you buy a loss leader protein, produce you will
need on sale, a stock item if it's a RBP, and dairy instead. This allows you to put well balanced meals
on the table consistently for a four dollar a day budget per person. You spend more time on the planning and shopping end of the meal train and less on the cooking end by cooking efficiently.
Four dollars a day is the target amount for people on snap. My premise is that of you can do it on four dollars a day, spending more isn't hard. You still get more bang for your buck.