Save Money by Shopping at Ethnic Stores

Over the years I've learned that there is a lot of money to be saved by shopping at ethnic grocery stores.
You can save up to half (sometimes even more!) by searching out items that you use and getting them this way.
This is some tea that I purchased at an Eastern European store. The big one-pound box of loose leaf tea from India was only $9.99
The Christmas tea was on clearance for $3.99 and the other one (that I have no idea what it says...) was $3.99
Less than $20 for all of this tea. And it's good. So good.

I know a lot of people use coupons and scour the weekly ads to save money. I'm not interested in that. most of what I buy is fresh produce and natural and organic things, I haven't found a coupon on fennel or kale or sweet potatoes. I do what I can for my family.

What is one clever way that you save money on your grocery bill?


  1. Suzanne, I use smartphone apps to save money on the fresh foods. Ibotta, SavingStar and Check 51 all three give money back for fresh produce, eggs, milk, cheese, etc. (Ibotta is for milk/dairy... SavingStar and Check 51 is more produce although Ibotta has bananas, lemons, peppers and a few other items right now). These programs allow you to "earn cash back" on things you purchase. Once you have earned a certain amount (Ibotta = $10... the others are $20 I think), you can get the money sent to your PayPal account. I don't drink tea very often... but I do scour my papers for coupons and ads (mostly I save money on shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc). Different things work for different people!

  2. I try to become friends with local farmers. They sell me to the best produce and point me to where I can buy organic meat and eggs.
    We are working toward raising our own cattle and chickens. Can't wait until we are more self sufficient. By the way, strawberries are now at their peak. Going picking tomorrow morning! :)


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